California, United States
Creative Angelenos have long been lured by Ojai's infectious energy, and have promptly set up a string of farm-to-table restaurants and carefully curated art boutiques that have transformed this has-been town into a boho enclave brimming with artistic flair. Organic grocery store Farmer and the Cook is the place to pick up picnic supplies - try the pixie, a citrus fruit native to the area that tastes like a tangerine - as well suggestions for your playlist. Shelves stocked with locally grown produce and a café that dishes up homemade Mexican fare are backdropped by live bands that play on a haystack stage. Pick up a bike from The Mob Shop to explore the main drag - Bart's Books is a must - before finishing up at Meditation Mount for s'mores around a firepit. Embodying the hippie hangout feel, Caravan Outpost is a collection of vintage airstreams interspersed with palms and hammocks.
How to get there: Spontaneous weekend jaunts are a breeze given the 90-minute drive time from LA. On clear roads, of course.