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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“This restaurant may be more on the pricey side but it is so worth it. The views over looking the ocean are amazing and so it the food. Call a couple of weeks ahead of time to make a reservation, especially if you want to sit outside!”
  • 183 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Three huge store-plexes in one place. Best stores, best prices. 30 minute drive into Camarillo!”
  • 75 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Beautiful hiking as well as sightseeing. Many movies and TV shows have been filmed here. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Library
“This is a must visit if you have time. The views amazing and the museum is pretty interesting. They usually have a few special exhibits going on. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“fun place, check their event calendar for music or comedy nights. Outdoor wine tasting, park like setting close .”
  • 49 locals recommend
Zoo
“You can do the safari trip or you can just taste wine at the restaurant. It's a fun afternoon and a popular scene on weekends ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a nice place to go if you want to sight see and enjoy the outdoors! Great food, drinks and entertainment!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. Located in Malibu Pier, this is a classic loved by locals and visitors alike. On the weekends there can be long lines to be seated. ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Café
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“Organic market & bohemian cafe with a large patio serving vegetarian Mexican fare & salads. We especially love the smoothies. Plus there's a great selection of locally made skin care products!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Beach
“Zuma beach is a classic. Often seen in movies and tv shows as it is a recurrent film location. Get in the paid parking or walk all the way to the cliff point (Point Dume beach) where the famous final scene of "Planet of the Apes" 1968 was filmed. You can relax at the beach and take a small hike walk up to the top of the cliff for a better view. Little local secret... for the intrepid ones if you cross the over the rocks you'll reach a more private beach ;) (No lifeguard on this site, watch the tide so you don't get stuck and be cautious.) For that are traveling off-season, please be aware that the pacific ocean and its currents are dangerous even for very experienced swimmers. Please, be careful and don't take unnecessary risks. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Neptune's Net is a classic. Awesome food in a great location, right across the beach. The ride there through the PCH is beautiful. Famous location for bikers, very lively on the weekends. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is a beach you have to pay to enter but it is beautiful and is the only beach where you can legally order alcohol and drink on the beach. ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Duke's Malibu restaurant and Barefoot Bar sits perched on the water's edge just four miles north of Sunset Boulevard. Dressed up or down, you'll feel welcome at this ocean front restaurant. With over 300 feet of picture windows out to the Pacific, Duke's boasts one of the longest oceanfront sites on the west coast. You'll experience the spirit of Aloha here from the crashing waves, Hawaiian influenced cuisine and the genuine friendly service that is Duke's signature. You are invited to relax and take in the endless ocean views while enjoying the freshest seafood and premium steaks, each uniquely prepared and thoughtfully served.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Beach
“I think this beach is really beautiful and off the beaten path. The scenery is spectacular, and you can see beautiful California coast line. This place is not frequently listed on the travel guide, but it is really popular among locals.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Bar
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“When I first came to Ojai I really wanted to go to the Deer Lodge. It’s an old 1930s roadhouse. Inside is dark with overstuffed arm chairs, very lodge like. Weekends, there are tons of bikers there, not the gang type, more the middle aged execs from LA riding their Harleys. If you stick to appetisers or burgers you should be ok, otherwise the food is a disaster. However, it is an Ojai legend, should visit.”
  • 43 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Old stage coach stop for Us postal service. First come first served seating at the bar. This place is very cool. Wood fire grill .makes for tasty steaks and seafood. If you have to wait for seating you walk next door to Cornell winery for a wine tasting. They will come and find you. ”
  • 37 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“This restaurant may be more on the pricey side but it is so worth it. The views over looking the ocean are amazing and so it the food. Call a couple of weeks ahead of time to make a reservation, especially if you want to sit outside!”
  • 183 locals recommend
Café
“This is a nice place to go if you want to sight see and enjoy the outdoors! Great food, drinks and entertainment!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
“Great for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. Located in Malibu Pier, this is a classic loved by locals and visitors alike. On the weekends there can be long lines to be seated. ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Café
“Organic market & bohemian cafe with a large patio serving vegetarian Mexican fare & salads. We especially love the smoothies. Plus there's a great selection of locally made skin care products!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Neptune's Net is a classic. Awesome food in a great location, right across the beach. The ride there through the PCH is beautiful. Famous location for bikers, very lively on the weekends. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is a beach you have to pay to enter but it is beautiful and is the only beach where you can legally order alcohol and drink on the beach. ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Duke's Malibu restaurant and Barefoot Bar sits perched on the water's edge just four miles north of Sunset Boulevard. Dressed up or down, you'll feel welcome at this ocean front restaurant. With over 300 feet of picture windows out to the Pacific, Duke's boasts one of the longest oceanfront sites on the west coast. You'll experience the spirit of Aloha here from the crashing waves, Hawaiian influenced cuisine and the genuine friendly service that is Duke's signature. You are invited to relax and take in the endless ocean views while enjoying the freshest seafood and premium steaks, each uniquely prepared and thoughtfully served.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
“When I first came to Ojai I really wanted to go to the Deer Lodge. It’s an old 1930s roadhouse. Inside is dark with overstuffed arm chairs, very lodge like. Weekends, there are tons of bikers there, not the gang type, more the middle aged execs from LA riding their Harleys. If you stick to appetisers or burgers you should be ok, otherwise the food is a disaster. However, it is an Ojai legend, should visit.”
  • 43 locals recommend

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