Just a short distance from Ventura lies the city of Ojai, a name derived from the Chumash word meaning “nest” or “moon”. A peaceful destination known for its boutique hotels, spiritual retreats, hiking, sport tournament and recreation opportunities, horse trail riding, and local organic farmers’ market. With the Los Padres National Forest to the north, including the Santa Ynez and Topatopa Mountains, and Lake Casitas Recreation area to the West, there’s much to do and see around Ojai. Activities such as the Ojai Music, Ojai Wine, and Ojai Valley Lavender Festivals are just some of the fun local events that fill the calendar. It’s understandable why celebrities and healthy lifestyle seekers alike treasure Ojai’s rich and enchanting environment.