Ojai is a situated in a small valley just 15 minutes from the beach in Ventura, 30 miles south of Santa Barbara, and 65 miles north of Los Angeles. Ojai can be reached by car, bus, train or even bicycle.
Ojai's charms are many. The community has long been known as a haven for artists, musicians and health enthusiasts. Ojai is a vibrant place with so much natural beauty that it gained fame decades ago when the area was photographed to represent Shangri-La in the 1939 movie, The Lost Horizon.
Filled with delightful shops, art galleries and a host of places to retreat from the fast-paced lifestyle that can knot the nerves, Ojai invites you to walk its oak-shaded paths taking some time to drink in the the serenity of it all.
Casa Ojai Inn (805) 646-8175 or (800) 255-8175, 1302 E Ojai Ave, Ojai) is offering festival attendees a 15% discount on rooms. Be sure to mention the Ojai World Music Festival.
For more information on visiting Ojai, incuding hotels, restaurants, transportaion and things to do, visit the Ojai Vistors' Bureau