Travel info for Ojai
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO OJAI
From Los Angeles, take U.S. 101 north to California 33, then north to Ojai, about 15 miles from Ventura.
WHERE TO STAY
Pepper Tree Retreat, 1130 McAndrew Road, Ojai; (877) 355-5986, https://www.peppertreeretreat.com. Recently renovated 1910 farmhouse has eight guest rooms, three with kitchens, all with writing desks. Small, simple and airy. Quiet is encouraged; no TVs, radios or amplified music. (Wi-Fi is available.) Rooms from $99, breakfast included.
WHERE TO EAT
Suzanne’s Cuisine, 502 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai; (805) 640-1961, https://www.suzannescuisine.com. Operated by a mother and daughter, with some of the best food in the Ojai Valley. Open daily except Tuesdays for lunch and dinner. Entrees from $17.
Papa Lennon’s Pizzeria, 515 W. El Roblar, Ojai, (805) 6407388, https://www.papalennons.com, is a popular new spot, and what fun — inside and out (with heat lamps and live music). Pizza $9.75-11.50. The gelato is delicious.
The artists we visited (except for Leslie Clark) were on the 2010 studio tour, a popular annual event that includes more than 50 artists. Most are available for private appointments. This year’s tour takes place Oct. 8-9.
Katie Van Horne and Ruth Farnham are also listed at https://www.ojaistyle.net along with 12 other artists, some not on the studio tour.
TO LEARN MORE
Ojai Village Walking Guide, https://www.ojaiwalkingmap.com
Ojai Visitors Bureau,www.ojaivisitors.com
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