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Gal Pal Getaway: Ojai, California

Hey ladies! When’s the last time you got together with your closest female friends on vacay? Just look at the Flossy Posse — they know how to take a Girl’s Trip to the next level. Even if you’re not looking to turn it up to eleven with your besties, planning a 5-star getaway is a welcome distraction from everyday life. Ojai offers sunshine, relaxation and lots of wine! Without further ado, let’s check out some Yelp-recommended highlights from this hippy, but definitely not dippy, SoCal gem.

Activities:

  • Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours

Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours: Grab up to five of your girls and head up into the mountains for some sightseeing and wine tasting. Pack your own picnic or pay a little extra to have a snack in-between. There’s also optional brewery tours for those who try to avoid purple mouth.

Spa Ojai: How very Ojai to offer services like creating your own massage oil or facials utilizing rose crystals! Small groups can also enjoy Kuyam, a “Chumash Native American Indian word that means ‘a place to rest together,’ combines the therapeutic effects of self-applied desert clay infused with essential oils, intense dry heat and inhalation therapy.” Just reading the description makes us more relaxed.

Topa Mountain Winery: Email the winery directly for private tours, or just show up and enjoy a tasting during regular business hours. On Sundays there is live music for any winery guests and everyone is encouraged to BYO-snacks. If you stay until sunset, you’ll get a perfect view of the famous Ojai “pink moment” in the mountains.

Food/Beverage:

  • Beacon Coffee

Beacon Coffee: “Modern hipster meets classic California beach town vibe here at the Ojai location of Beacon Coffee,” – Yelp Elite Nancy C. It’s true that you will pay top dollar for your beverages and in-house made baked goods; however, they’re worth every sip/bite.

The Nest: Centrally located in the downtown Ojai neighborhood, The Nest offers fresh food and beverages in an outdoor patio setting. Favorite menu items include cauliflower tacos, Korean wings, Earl Grey lemonade and house sangria.

Ranch House: Get your fanciest bell bottoms ready, since this is one of the most upscale eateries in the Ojai Valley area. Choose between a three-course meal or go all-in with a five-course selection. Perfect for vegetarians or those with dietary restrictions!

Accommodations:

  • Ojai Rancho Inn

Ojai Rancho Inn: With an outdoor pool, jetted tubs in selected rooms, and complimentary palo santo for guests, this upscale motel is everything a group of gals could want for a weekend getaway. Bonus: Check out Chief’s Peak onsite, one of the most popular bars in town.

Caravan Outpost: Glamping with a capital G! Luxury airstreams are available at Caravan Outpost, perfect for those who want to spend a majority of their time enjoying the SoCal weather and Instagram-worthy property.

Lavender Inn: Craving more small town charm and less retro macrame? Perhaps a b&b like Lavender Inn is more your speed. Morning meals are included with the price of your room, along with wine and cheese during happy hour. There’s also a few additional activities like cooking classes, or spend some time in the gardens with the resident cat.

Want more Ojai goodness? Check out this Yelp Collection and start planning your own gal pal getaway!