Introduction to Santa Paula, California
Santa Paula, California, in Ventura county, is 9 miles N of Camarillo, California (center to center) and 51 miles NW of Los Angeles, California. The city is located in the Ventura metropolitan area. Santa Paula has a population of 28,598.
Santa Paula History
The original inhabitants of Santa Paula and its neighboring areas were a Native American tribe called the Chumash. The name of this city is based upon the Catholic Saint Paula. The city suffered from great destruction due to the failure of the St. Francis Dam in 1928.
Santa Paula and nearby Attractions
- Santa Paula Oil Museum
- Santa Paula Museum of Art and Farm Heritage Museum
- Heritage Valley
- Santa Paula Creek
- Santa Clara River
- Aviation Museum
Things To Do In Santa Paula
Santa Paula is situated among the citrus orchards of the Heritage Valley. It has many picturesque locales. The city itself is lively throughout the year because of the many special events that are arranged by the city. The Santa Paula Art and Photography Show is held every year in February. There is the De Colores Art Show and Festival during spring and Citrus Festival in July, among several other remarkable events.
Santa Paula Transportation
The nearest airport is the Oxnard Airport.
Santa Paula Higher Education
The local college is Thomas Aquinas College.