White stucco buildings topped with Spanish red tiles, golden sunshine 300 days a year, backed by dramatic mountains and vineyards – Santa Barbara has all the highlights of the old-world Mediterranean...and then there is Ojai.
A mere 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 50 miles southeast of Santa Barbara, Ojai is known for the "pink moment," when the sun sets and everyone stops, faces east, and silently takes in the awe-inspiring pink hue on the Topa Topa Bluffs. The east-west valley is home to some of California's finest vineyards and olive and orange orchards, making for some truly unique experiences.
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Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) A 10- to 20-minute drive to all of our 360DG Santa Barbara Group Hotels and 45 minutes to the Ojai Valley. SBA is serviced by Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and United, with 21 daily departures.
Los Angeles International (LAX) Southern California’s largest domestic and international hub only 90 minutes from the Ojai Valley and one hour and 45 minutes from the American Riviera – Santa Barbara.
Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara and Ojai’s climate is more temperate Mediterranean than So Cal hot.