OJAI

OJAI

Located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and 30 minutes from the beach, the Ojai Valley is perfectly situated to take advantage of the best California has to offer. Its charming downtown corridor is characterized by Spanish Revival architecture and is filled with excellent restaurants, shopping, and wine and beer tasting opportunities. At the heart of it, all is the rambling Libbey Park, which features a large playground, tennis courts, and a world-class outdoor amphitheater, the Libbey Bowl. This artistic community is home to several galleries as well as the state’s oldest nonprofit art center but is also the hub of cutting-edge contemporary music with the annual Ojai Music Festival.

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Surrounding it all is the Los Padres National Forest, a wonderland offering myriad outdoor adventures — from casual morning hikes to world-class rock climbing. It’s not surprising, then, that its people are passionate about the environment, and support numerous organizations like the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and its 2,000-plus acres of land free and open to the public.

Ojai is also a popular destination for spiritualists, as the home of the Krishnamurti Foundation and the Krotona Institute of Theosophy. And Ojai’s geographic orientation — it runs east to west, rather than north to south as most valleys do — has led some to hail it as a unique energy vortex, making it a sought-after destination for those seeking reflection, inner healing, and self-realization. The Chumash Native American tribes, too, have considered this area a sacred place for thousands of years.
But Ojai is also a thriving agricultural region that supports some of the best citrus, avocado, olive and lavender crops on the West Coast and beyond. A tight-knit community full of bohemians, outdoorsmen, artists, and innovators, Ojai stands as one of the jewels in California’s crown.

OJAI

Getting High 
on Highway 33

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Ojai

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000" next_background_color="#000000" _builder_version="3.12" border_width_bottom="2px" border_color_bottom="#eceeee"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.12"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and 30 minutes from the beach, the Ojai Valley is perfectly situated to take advantage of the best California has to offer. Its charming downtown corridor is characterized by Spanish Revival architecture and is filled with excellent restaurants, shopping, and wine and beer tasting opportunities. At the heart of it, all is the rambling Libbey Park, which features a large playground, tennis courts, and a world-class outdoor amphitheater, the Libbey Bowl. This artistic community is home to several galleries as well as the state’s oldest nonprofit art center but is also the hub of cutting-edge contemporary music with the annual Ojai Music Festival. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.12" src="https://california101guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/City-Guide-Map-Ojai.jpg" border_width_all="1px" border_color_all="#a1a1a1" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] More Resources www.ojaichamber.org [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Surrounding it all is the Los Padres National Forest, a wonderland offering myriad outdoor adventures — from casual morning hikes to world-class rock climbing. It’s not surprising, then, that its people are passionate about the environment, and support numerous organizations like the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and its 2,000-plus acres of land free and open to the public. Ojai is also a popular destination for spiritualists, as the home of the Krishnamurti Foundation and the Krotona Institute of Theosophy. And Ojai’s geographic orientation — it runs east to west, rather than north to south as most valleys do — has led some to hail it as a unique energy vortex, making it a sought-after destination for those seeking reflection, inner healing, and self-realization. The Chumash Native American tribes, too, have considered this area a sacred place for thousands of years. But Ojai is also a thriving agricultural region that supports some of the best citrus, avocado, olive and lavender crops on the West Coast and beyond. A tight-knit community full of bohemians, outdoorsmen, artists, and innovators, Ojai stands as one of the jewels in California’s crown. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="off" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] [CATEGORY_POST slug='ojai'] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
OJAI

A Different (valley) View

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Ojai

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000" next_background_color="#000000" _builder_version="3.12" border_width_bottom="2px" border_color_bottom="#eceeee"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.12"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and 30 minutes from the beach, the Ojai Valley is perfectly situated to take advantage of the best California has to offer. Its charming downtown corridor is characterized by Spanish Revival architecture and is filled with excellent restaurants, shopping, and wine and beer tasting opportunities. At the heart of it, all is the rambling Libbey Park, which features a large playground, tennis courts, and a world-class outdoor amphitheater, the Libbey Bowl. This artistic community is home to several galleries as well as the state’s oldest nonprofit art center but is also the hub of cutting-edge contemporary music with the annual Ojai Music Festival. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.12" src="https://california101guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/City-Guide-Map-Ojai.jpg" border_width_all="1px" border_color_all="#a1a1a1" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] More Resources www.ojaichamber.org [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Surrounding it all is the Los Padres National Forest, a wonderland offering myriad outdoor adventures — from casual morning hikes to world-class rock climbing. It’s not surprising, then, that its people are passionate about the environment, and support numerous organizations like the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and its 2,000-plus acres of land free and open to the public. Ojai is also a popular destination for spiritualists, as the home of the Krishnamurti Foundation and the Krotona Institute of Theosophy. And Ojai’s geographic orientation — it runs east to west, rather than north to south as most valleys do — has led some to hail it as a unique energy vortex, making it a sought-after destination for those seeking reflection, inner healing, and self-realization. The Chumash Native American tribes, too, have considered this area a sacred place for thousands of years. But Ojai is also a thriving agricultural region that supports some of the best citrus, avocado, olive and lavender crops on the West Coast and beyond. A tight-knit community full of bohemians, outdoorsmen, artists, and innovators, Ojai stands as one of the jewels in California’s crown. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="off" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] [CATEGORY_POST slug='ojai'] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
OJAI

Bart’s Books

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Ojai

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000" next_background_color="#000000" _builder_version="3.12" border_width_bottom="2px" border_color_bottom="#eceeee"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.12"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and 30 minutes from the beach, the Ojai Valley is perfectly situated to take advantage of the best California has to offer. Its charming downtown corridor is characterized by Spanish Revival architecture and is filled with excellent restaurants, shopping, and wine and beer tasting opportunities. At the heart of it, all is the rambling Libbey Park, which features a large playground, tennis courts, and a world-class outdoor amphitheater, the Libbey Bowl. This artistic community is home to several galleries as well as the state’s oldest nonprofit art center but is also the hub of cutting-edge contemporary music with the annual Ojai Music Festival. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.12" src="https://california101guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/City-Guide-Map-Ojai.jpg" border_width_all="1px" border_color_all="#a1a1a1" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] More Resources www.ojaichamber.org [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Surrounding it all is the Los Padres National Forest, a wonderland offering myriad outdoor adventures — from casual morning hikes to world-class rock climbing. It’s not surprising, then, that its people are passionate about the environment, and support numerous organizations like the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and its 2,000-plus acres of land free and open to the public. Ojai is also a popular destination for spiritualists, as the home of the Krishnamurti Foundation and the Krotona Institute of Theosophy. And Ojai’s geographic orientation — it runs east to west, rather than north to south as most valleys do — has led some to hail it as a unique energy vortex, making it a sought-after destination for those seeking reflection, inner healing, and self-realization. The Chumash Native American tribes, too, have considered this area a sacred place for thousands of years. But Ojai is also a thriving agricultural region that supports some of the best citrus, avocado, olive and lavender crops on the West Coast and beyond. A tight-knit community full of bohemians, outdoorsmen, artists, and innovators, Ojai stands as one of the jewels in California’s crown. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="off" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] [CATEGORY_POST slug='ojai'] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
OJAI

Randy’s Recipes: Celebrate the Holidays with Comfort Food

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Ojai

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000" next_background_color="#000000" _builder_version="3.12" border_width_bottom="2px" border_color_bottom="#eceeee"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.12"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and 30 minutes from the beach, the Ojai Valley is perfectly situated to take advantage of the best California has to offer. Its charming downtown corridor is characterized by Spanish Revival architecture and is filled with excellent restaurants, shopping, and wine and beer tasting opportunities. At the heart of it, all is the rambling Libbey Park, which features a large playground, tennis courts, and a world-class outdoor amphitheater, the Libbey Bowl. This artistic community is home to several galleries as well as the state’s oldest nonprofit art center but is also the hub of cutting-edge contemporary music with the annual Ojai Music Festival. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.12" src="https://california101guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/City-Guide-Map-Ojai.jpg" border_width_all="1px" border_color_all="#a1a1a1" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] More Resources www.ojaichamber.org [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Surrounding it all is the Los Padres National Forest, a wonderland offering myriad outdoor adventures — from casual morning hikes to world-class rock climbing. It’s not surprising, then, that its people are passionate about the environment, and support numerous organizations like the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and its 2,000-plus acres of land free and open to the public. Ojai is also a popular destination for spiritualists, as the home of the Krishnamurti Foundation and the Krotona Institute of Theosophy. And Ojai’s geographic orientation — it runs east to west, rather than north to south as most valleys do — has led some to hail it as a unique energy vortex, making it a sought-after destination for those seeking reflection, inner healing, and self-realization. The Chumash Native American tribes, too, have considered this area a sacred place for thousands of years. But Ojai is also a thriving agricultural region that supports some of the best citrus, avocado, olive and lavender crops on the West Coast and beyond. A tight-knit community full of bohemians, outdoorsmen, artists, and innovators, Ojai stands as one of the jewels in California’s crown. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="off" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] [CATEGORY_POST slug='ojai'] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
OJAI

Teeing up on Ventura County Greens

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Ojai

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000" next_background_color="#000000" _builder_version="3.12" border_width_bottom="2px" border_color_bottom="#eceeee"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.12"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and 30 minutes from the beach, the Ojai Valley is perfectly situated to take advantage of the best California has to offer. Its charming downtown corridor is characterized by Spanish Revival architecture and is filled with excellent restaurants, shopping, and wine and beer tasting opportunities. At the heart of it, all is the rambling Libbey Park, which features a large playground, tennis courts, and a world-class outdoor amphitheater, the Libbey Bowl. This artistic community is home to several galleries as well as the state’s oldest nonprofit art center but is also the hub of cutting-edge contemporary music with the annual Ojai Music Festival. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.12" src="https://california101guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/City-Guide-Map-Ojai.jpg" border_width_all="1px" border_color_all="#a1a1a1" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] More Resources www.ojaichamber.org [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Surrounding it all is the Los Padres National Forest, a wonderland offering myriad outdoor adventures — from casual morning hikes to world-class rock climbing. It’s not surprising, then, that its people are passionate about the environment, and support numerous organizations like the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and its 2,000-plus acres of land free and open to the public. Ojai is also a popular destination for spiritualists, as the home of the Krishnamurti Foundation and the Krotona Institute of Theosophy. And Ojai’s geographic orientation — it runs east to west, rather than north to south as most valleys do — has led some to hail it as a unique energy vortex, making it a sought-after destination for those seeking reflection, inner healing, and self-realization. The Chumash Native American tribes, too, have considered this area a sacred place for thousands of years. But Ojai is also a thriving agricultural region that supports some of the best citrus, avocado, olive and lavender crops on the West Coast and beyond. A tight-knit community full of bohemians, outdoorsmen, artists, and innovators, Ojai stands as one of the jewels in California’s crown. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="off" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] [CATEGORY_POST slug='ojai'] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
OJAI

Sweet local bicycle riding in Ojai and Ventura

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Ojai

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Whether you enjoy hiking, fine-dining, water sports, lazing on the beach, culture, or a great night-life, Santa Barbara has something for you.

Its beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, and colorful culture make Santa Barbara a premier resort destination. World-class accommodations and dining await its many visitors.

Santa Barbara is a 2-hour drive north from Los Angeles or a short hop from any corner of the world via the Santa Barbara airport. Santa Barbara’s harbor is home to the world famous Stearns Wharf, a great destination for the entire family. Visiting the zoological gardens makes for a great family day-trip.

From the City, you are just minutes away from the Santa Barbara wine country. The gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley, with its breath-taking vistas, is home to such notable attractions as Solvang and the Chumash Reservation. For more information visit santabarbaraca.gov

Santa Barbara

Life’s a Beach

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Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara

Karen Bezuidenhout
: When South Africa meets Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="off" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000" next_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Whether you enjoy hiking, fine-dining, water sports, lazing on the beach, culture, or a great night-life, Santa Barbara has something for you. Its beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, and colorful culture make Santa Barbara a premier resort destination. World-class accommodations and dining await its many visitors. Santa Barbara is a 2-hour drive north from Los Angeles or a short hop from any corner of the world via the Santa Barbara airport. Santa Barbara's harbor is home to the world famous Stearns Wharf, a great destination for the entire family. Visiting the zoological gardens makes for a great family day-trip. From the City, you are just minutes away from the Santa Barbara wine country. The gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley, with its breath-taking vistas, is home to such notable attractions as Solvang and the Chumash Reservation. For more information visit santabarbaraca.gov [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.12" src="https://california101guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/City-Guide-Map-Santa-Barbara.jpg" border_radii="on|0px|0px|0px|0px" border_color_all="#a1a1a1" border_width_all="1px" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] More Resources www.santabarbaraca.gov/visiting/default.asp www.carpinteriachamber.org/list/member/visit-santa-barbara-1989 [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="off" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] [CATEGORY_POST slug='santa-barbara'] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
Santa Barbara

Quilty Pleasures

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Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara

On the Mission Trail

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Santa Barbara

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="off" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000" next_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] Whether you enjoy hiking, fine-dining, water sports, lazing on the beach, culture, or a great night-life, Santa Barbara has something for you. Its beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, and colorful culture make Santa Barbara a premier resort destination. World-class accommodations and dining await its many visitors. Santa Barbara is a 2-hour drive north from Los Angeles or a short hop from any corner of the world via the Santa Barbara airport. Santa Barbara's harbor is home to the world famous Stearns Wharf, a great destination for the entire family. Visiting the zoological gardens makes for a great family day-trip. From the City, you are just minutes away from the Santa Barbara wine country. The gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley, with its breath-taking vistas, is home to such notable attractions as Solvang and the Chumash Reservation. For more information visit santabarbaraca.gov [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.12" src="https://california101guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/City-Guide-Map-Santa-Barbara.jpg" border_radii="on|0px|0px|0px|0px" border_color_all="#a1a1a1" border_width_all="1px" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] More Resources www.santabarbaraca.gov/visiting/default.asp www.carpinteriachamber.org/list/member/visit-santa-barbara-1989 [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="off" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.12"] [CATEGORY_POST slug='santa-barbara'] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Off the Beaten Track

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Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara

The Spirit of the Central Coast: Craft distilling along the 101

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Santa Barbara

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Camarillo

Camarillo

Camarillo boasts favorable weather year-round, making it a prime destination for leisure travelers. It is idyllically situated an hour north of Los Angeles and a short half-hour drive to the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by green fields and a steady sea breeze, Camarillo is nestled amongst the Conejo foothills, making for stunning mountainous milieus spotted throughout the city and the vibrant Old Town business district.

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Considered a gateway to California’s Central Coast, Camarillo’s history began with the Camarillo family, namely Adolfo Camarillo and his brother, Juan Jr., who owned much of the land that is known today as Camarillo. Adolfo Camarillo, in particular, was a prominent rancher, horse breeder, landowner, and philanthropist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and remnants of his and his family’s historical significance are still sprinkled throughout this charming Californian town.

A Queen Anne Victorian home built in 1892 by Adolfo Camarillo, Camarillo Ranch House is a historic mansion with peaceful, park-like grounds. Teams and families can step back in time and experience daily life during the 19th century, with docent-guided tours throughout the property’s 15 rooms, Adolfo’s study, and ranch office. population: 65,200 size: 19 sq. miles key attraction: festival-rich downtown

Studio Channel Islands


Studio Channel Islands is the largest arts venue in Ventura County, and is the home of the Blackboard Gallery and over 40 artist studios. As one of the oldest arts organizations in the county, there is a rich history of creativity woven into the fabric of the extensive five acre site. Visitors are invited to stroll among the courtyards and studios to see the artists at work, take a class, or visit he Members Gallery to pick up a unique piece artwork. On the First Saturday of each month all of the Studios are open for visitors, and during the summer months the site is transformed into a festival venue. The Arts Alive festival takes place on Saturday May 4th and Saturday June 1st. This family friendly celebration of creativity includes performances, interactive artworks, demonstrations, and children’s activities. The Blackboard Gallery presents international quality exhibitions; over the spring and summer months this will include ‘The Illusionists’ an exhibition of exceptional quality featuring some of California’s most renowned figurative artists. This exhibition has been curated by California Lutheran University as a part of TRAC 2019, an international symposium on representational art. The summer blockbuster exhibition, ‘The Next Big Thing’ invites artists to make a bold statement using the Gallery, the grounds, and the green spaces. In this summer’s installation, artist Scott Froschauer will invite visitors to explore the site through his subversive use of everyday street signs.

Camarillo Old Town

Camarillo 6 Take a stroll through Old Town Camarillo and shop at the various stores and boutiques found in this shopping destination. Ventura Boulevard is home to great attractions, arts & entertainment, salons, spas, and professional services. Start your day with a hearty breakfast from Old Town Café, a favorite among locals that sits adjacent to the charming Bella Capri Inn & Suites, a great romantic getaway during your stay in Camarillo. Spice up your wardrobe with stylish fashions found at Alas Boutique or find great savings at local consignment stores. Saturday mornings in Old Town are spent browsing through artisan crafts and picking up organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Camarillo Farmers Market. Dining options abound in Old Town Camarillo as you have your choice of gourmet craft burgers at Blvd. Burger all the way to awardwinning chef creations from Twenty 88 Bistro.

Visit Camarillo is the local tourism board that assists visitors with information on where to stay, play, and explore. Visit their local office in Old Town Camarillo and pick up a pocket map of the city or browse through their official Visitor’s Guide. If hospitality is requested, their friendly staff will help by providing various hotel options to make your stay the most comfortable.

Paso Robles

Paso Robles

Paso Robles is more than just a place
– it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Whether planning your next California adventure, wine country tasting tour or downtown shopping date, there’s something for everyone in Paso Robles. Downtown Paso Robles is home to a diverse array of restaurants, boutique shops, hotels, wine tasting, antique shops, and much more!

Things to do in downtown Paso Robles

Experiencing downtown Paso Robles is as simple as finding out what interests you. In fact, visitors have been coming to Paso Robles for centuries in search of the area’s sulphur hot springs, which, among other notable attractions, continue to beckon visitors to the heart of central California. Shopping, sightseeing historic landmarks, fine dining, wine tasting, craft beers, entertainment, art galleries — these are just a few of the things to do and see in downtown Paso Robles. Downtown Paso Robles offers a variety of unique shops, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, gift stores and one-of-a-kind experiences for your next venture downtown.

Shop, dine, wine & stay

If you’re pondering things to do in downtown Paso Robles, look no further than the shops, restaurants, boutiques, wine tasting bars, pubs and variety of venues downtown has to offer. Jump start your experience in the heart of downtown at Downtown City Park, a central square anchored by the historic Carnegie Library. Horseshoe pits, a gazebo, picnic tables, a playground and newly renovated bathroom facilities are among the park’s many amenities, where you’ll also find plenty of shade under the trees!

Shop or dine at the array of boutique shops and restaurants, all within easy walking distance of free parking. Look for the bright lights and catch a flick at Park Cinemas on Pine Street with movies showing for the entire family. Events abound throughout the calendar year, and there’s always something happening in downtown Paso Robles. Each summer, Paso Robles plays host to the California Mid-State Fair, a popular attraction and tradition that brings together fair-goers from across the state. Events abound throughout the calendar year with guaranteed fun for the entire family.

Community & traditions

If you’re looking to find out more about Paso Robles firsthand, the city hosts a variety of community events and traditions held throughout the calendar year including the annual Paso Robles Olive Festival, Pioneer Day, Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles Wine Festival, Vine Street Victorian Showcase and much more! Getting to know Paso Robles could take more than just one day, so be sure to come back on your next visit to find out what you can discover in paradise!

Ideally located

Paso Robles is ideally situated midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and there’s reason that visitors return time and time again to experience more of what Paso Robles has to offer. Paso Robles is also within close proximity to a number of area attractions, with Highway 46 West acting as a gateway to the cool blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and whose coastline is home to the famous Hearst Castle in San Simeon, as well as other notable area attractions.

Aerial Ojai #10

Aerial Ojai #10

Photos by Logan Hall

This week we take an aerial look at the historic Ojai Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of Aliso and Foothill Road.

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