Less than two hours away from Los Angeles, the desert town of Ojai is a popular weekend destination for city dwellers looking for a peaceful, spiritually-focused retreat. Unwind at one of the many meditation centers in town or soothe your body at the local hot springs.
Outdoor types will find plenty of hiking trails to help them reconnect with nature, the most popular of which is the Rose Valley Falls Trail. While you’re in town, enjoy the fresh, organic food sold at locally owned and operated markets, and admire the work of local artists at one of the town’s many galleries. The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is an especially popular stop, thanks to its scenic setting and the eccentric collections on display.