Ojai is quaint little town not far away from Santa Barbara or Ventura. It is picturesque and seems to be a quiet and laid back town. There are quite a few cute stores on the main street but if you walk around for a bit you'll discover some more stores in the side streets. There is a great Farmer's Market on Sunday mornings in Ojai where you can get fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey and cheese and Libbey Park is a nice place to kick back too.
Casitas Lake Recreation Area is also close by, with camp grounds. Visitors can fish but unfortunately are not allowed to swim in the lake. There is also an outdoor pool area with slides and the like.