Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hidden hot spots in Ojai vol.2

Hidden hot spots in Ojai from 2010 is click here

Between June and July you can pick your own lavender at "New Oak Ranch" in Ojai.

I was there towards the end of June, the lavender was in full bloom and you could pick from anywhere you wanted.

Just standing in the field, it felt like being healed and was super relaxing.

This is the only U-pick lavender field in California. They provide a cutting tool and it is very easy to cut the lavender.

There are so many kinds of lavender. Some of them you can eat, some smell super good and others have the perfect color.

  There is no admission fee and it is only
  $5 a bunch!
        "New Oak Ranch"
9599 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd
Ojai, CA 93023

Also they have cute horses.

You can give them some treats too!

At the ranch, they hand make lavender products that you can buy.

You have many choices of lavender products like candles, salts, jams, oils and body creams.

 About a 10 minute drive from the farm, there is Ojai downtown.
I love having a nice park in the middle of downtown. They have a "Lavender Festival" in June at this park.
205 E OJai Ave
Ojai, CA  93023

In front of Libbey Park, there is a famous ice cream store "Ojai Ice Cream".

They sell Homemade ice cream and it is refreshing!

"Ojai Ice Cream"
210 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023

In Ojai downtown there isn't a Mcdonald's or Starbucks...however there are many original restaurants and coffee shops.

I found this cute coffee shop "Ojai Coffee Roasting Company".

337 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023

It was a Saturday afternoon but it was pretty quiet and I could see most people were enjoying this spiritual town.