How to Pack Your Bags for Ojai

What to bring for a restorative trip to this very nearby town

With its Mediterranean climate and dense plant-life, Ojai feels like a blend between Northern and Southern California.

Thumb through sun-washed stacks of books at Bart’s outdoor bookstore, soak bits of sourdough in locally-grown pressed olive oil at a tasting, uncoil your nerves at a full moon meditation at Meditation Mount, and hike through waterfalls with a picnic bag of granola and goat cheese from Farmer and the Cook. Ojai’s deep-rooted mellowness makes it the ideal fix for your small-town craving. We’ve picked the few things you’ll need to slip the hour-and-a-half away for a trip.