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Santa Paula Town

Ventura, CA
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Santa Paula Town, Ventura California

Description

It feels like you've traveled back in time when you walk along the streets of downtown Santa Paula. Main Street, with its quaint historical buildings, is the center of an entirely walkable town built on a grid system. The town is sleepy, even midday on a weekend. Mom and pop stores of a Latin flavor abound. At 932 E. Main St, there's an Irish pub called Garman's. There's a red railroad depot and a pretty Danish inn called Glen Tavern. Veterans Memorial Park offers a huge skatepark, a lawn with lovely mountain views, and a toddler playground. California Oil Museum is a fun weekend diversion with a working 1890s oil rig out back. Other than a few Mexican restaurants, there's not much else to do in this town surrounded by citrus and avocado fields and high mountains. The ocean breeze reaches inland here making it more pleasant than the roasty towns further in, like Fillmore or Santa Clarita. Drive along Santa Paula Street and enjoy the pretty, historic homes.
Nearby, Fillmore Fish Hatchery makes kids of all ages super happy- it's definitely worth visiting.

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Main Street.
Main Street.
Mural.
Mural.
Glen Tavern Inn.
Glen Tavern Inn.
Flower boxes at Glen Tavern Inn.
Flower boxes at Glen Tavern Inn.
Red railroad depot.
Red railroad depot.
The mountains in the distance are high and wonderful! Upper left- see the SP on the top.
The mountains in the distance are high and wonderful! Upper left- see the SP on the top.
Boulders outside the Museum of Ventura County (a small, musty agricultural museum).
Boulders outside the Museum of Ventura County (a small, musty agricultural museum).
The Museum of Ventura County is in an old barn and displays tractors.
The Museum of Ventura County is in an old barn and displays tractors.
Agricultural equipment inside the Museum of Ventura County.
Agricultural equipment inside the Museum of Ventura County.
Tractor.
Tractor.
Kids can play with the fruit tree in a very small kid-friendly area of the Museum of Ventura County.
Kids can play with the fruit tree in a very small kid-friendly area of the Museum of Ventura County.
The cow outside the restrooms in the Museum of Ventura County, the best part of the museum!
The cow outside the restrooms in the Museum of Ventura County, the best part of the museum!
Gazebo and mountain views outside the Museum of Ventura County.
Gazebo and mountain views outside the Museum of Ventura County.
   

Directions

From Highway 101, take Highway 126 inland. Exit at 10th Street in Santa Paula and head north. Turn left on Main Street and park along the road.
Garman's Irish Pub, 932 E. Main St, call (805) 933-4600.

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Last Updated Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:18:13 GMT