Just a 90-minute drive up The 101, through boundless fields of golden grass and past swaths of unending, midnight-colored ocean, is the small, yet sprightly, town of Ojai. Flanked by coastal mountain ranges, this little enclave somehow feels like summer year-round. Rent a bike and cruise through town, devour fresh local produce, take a drive into coastal territory, dive into a swimming hole, and admire the pink sunset from a mountaintop. This short road trip north is just enough barrier to diminish thoughts toward city-life and foster reconnection with those you love most.
Below is our guide to a the perfect day in Ojai, California.