Ojai VacationOjai is the perfect vacation spot, uniquely reflecting Southern California’s relaxed and friendly personality. Ojai is widely known for being an active art community, spa retreat and spiritual sanctuary. Located an easy 90 minute drive north of Los Angeles or a 45 minute drive south-west of Santa Barbara, the picturesque Ojai Valley offers you much to see and do on your next vacation or getaway weekend. Ojai hosts many special events throughout the year, from wine tasting festivals and Ojai studio artist tours to music festivals and world-class athletic events.The Emerald Iguana Inn provides a central, yet tranquil, location from which to enjoy everything Ojai has to offer. Located just a few short walking-minutes from downtown, The Emerald Iguana is a peaceful home-base from which the Ojai Valley and it’s surrounding areas are easily explorable. Book your stay at the Emerald Iguana Inn and Hotel for your Ojai vacation or romantic getaway today.
FestivalsSurrounded by the Los Padres Mountains, Ojai offers a perfect climate for festivals and other activities. Some of the signature festivals offered in this beautiful setting are the Ojai Film Festival, The Music Festival, Ojai Peddlers Fair, Poetry Festival, Lavender Festival and Storytelling Festival.
Hiking and CampingFrom hiking and camping in the Sespe Wilderness area to boating on Lake Casitas, nature recreation is very much a part of the Ojai Valley. With its many parks, hiking and biking trails and exquisite natural surroundings, Ojai is the ideal destination for the outdoors-oriented visitor.
DiningFrom casual to Fine Dining, Ojai has many restaurants to choose from. Osteria Monte Grappa is Ojai 's new pizza and sandwich restaurant. Try evening dining on the patio or Azu for a great Martini and Mediterranean food. Or try Suzanne's Cuisine, The Ranch House, Bodee's, Feast Bistro, and Ojai Cafe Emporium.
Wine Tasting – Playing GolfFrom golf and wine tasting to a relaxing massage, vacationing in Ojai can be a luxurious and enlightening experience
SchoolsThe Ojai valley contains some of the country’s best private middle and high schools. Families come from all over the world to enjoy special events and school activities. Many stay on in Ojai for restful vacations.
The Emerald Iguana Inn is a perfect home-away-from-home that allows you to conveniently enjoy the many wonders of Ojai, Southern California’s Shangri-la.