If I was planning the perfect day trip for this weekend, it would include packing a picnic and driving north on the 101 to enjoy the a lazy day in the luscious lavender fields of the Ojai Valley ... sadly I'll be up to my ears in moving boxes. sigh.
Ojai Valley Lavender Festival in Libbey Park. From 10am - 5pm, for only $1 per person, you can support the local farmers, purchase local art, and celebrate the annual harvest.
New Oak Ranch, which is nestled in the scenic Upper Ojai Valley, is welcoming visitors on weekends through the end of July. You can wander its endless, picturesque rows of curving lavender while clippng your own aromatic bundle, or just have a picnic lunch under a sprawling walnut tree. Admission to the ranch is free; there is a $5 fee per lavender bunch harvested.