Scenic Sunday Drives: Ojai

Ojai scenic road

If you’re eager to hit the road again but want to hold off on a long trip that requires lots of advance planning, then scenic Sunday drives are the perfect in-between solution.

Check out these short drives near Oxnard that offer all the amazing scenery without any of the commitment. Just hop in and cruise!

 

Destination: Ojai

Distance: 26 miles one way

Head to beautiful Ojai, the perfect place to discover California’s pastoral beauty, get in touch with your creative side, and simply rest far from city life.

 

The Route:

Head out Hwy 101 up to Ventura then take exit for the 33 North towards Ojai. After 8 miles, turn right onto Creek Road, continuing for 5.5 miles until it turns into S. Ventura Street. Continue for half a mile until E. Ojai Street, located right in the middle of town.

 

Along the Way:

Ojai Meadows Preserve—Explore 2,000 acres of preserved lands with hikes across streams and through spectacular meadows, which are bursting with wildflowers in the spring.

Heavenly Honey Company — Get sweet with a honey tasting at this family business as you learn all about the honey making process. Bring a bottle of the sweet stuff back with you!

Bart’s Books—Book lovers rejoice! Lose yourself in over 130,000 books, including rare collections and out-of-print finds in Ojai’s largest outdoor bookstore dating back to 1964.

 

 Pit Stop:

Tipple and Ramble — Swing by this chic wine bar featuring local wines along with a stunning patio to enjoy a leisurely afternoon of sips and bites.

 

Driving Green:

Participating in a carbon offset program helps lessen the impact of harmful emissions released into the atmosphere whenever we travel. For a nominal fee, you help offset carbons so that you can cruise knowing you’re helping preserve our beautiful planet.

 

After all the fun out on the open road, make your way back to Oxnard for a relaxing stay at Mandalay Shores Resort where you’ll enjoy spacious accommodations and fabulous amenities steps away from the beach.

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