Santa Paula/Fillmore

Santa Paula is nestled among the lemon, orange, and avocado orchards of the Heritage Valley, the last great citruscape in California. Rising to the north and south of the city, the picturesque San Cayetano and Oakridge mountain ranges are incised by the free-flowing waters of Santa Paula Creek and the Santa Clara River. The beauty of the oak-studded natural landscape is complemented by a wide variety of attractions and activities in the city.

With an exceptional combination of climate, location, and charm, Santa Paula is a favorite destination for visitors all year! Rich in history and culture, there are perennial attractions and annual events for every interest and all ages. Pleasant sunny days are the rule year-round, moderated by nearby coastal waters but without the fog common at the beach. The community is conveniently located in southern California along the 126 Freeway, less than an hour from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Santa Clarita. With a population of nearly 30,000, Santa Paula is a thriving mix of tourism, agriculture, and Main Street business, with plenty of warmth and welcome for visitors!


If you and your guests are planning a weekend event in the Santa Paula – Fillmore area, look at all the extra activities at your fingertips!

Take A Train Ride

Come on board a vintage coach, parlor or open air observation deck for a delightful scenic excursion departing from the historic town of Santa Paula over the former Southern Pacific railroad route. You’ll travel through century old citrus and avocado groves including a fascinating look at today’s professional nurseries.

California Oil Museum

Visit this restored Queen-Anne-Italianate-style building built in 1890 by Union Oil Co., now a museum of the history of the oil industry. An extra bonus are the rotating exhibits of science, history and art offered at various times throughout the year.

Antique Collectibles and Gift Stores

Spend a leisurely afternoon shopping in this very special area in downtown Fillmore. Find locally crafted, unique treasures and gifts for yourself and all your loved ones.

Fillmore Historical Museum

Don’t miss this distinctly old California complex which includes the Hinkley House, Rancho Sespe Bunk House and the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, all actively in use in the early 19th century. Imagine living or working in these historic buildings in an earlier time in California when life moved with the seasons at a slower pace and without modern technology.


Mountain View Golf course is a scenic 18-hole public golf course nestled between the mountains and the Santa Clara River. Every hole offers a different view of the surrounding lemon and avocado groves that flourish in the sun and protect the beautiful greens.

Santa Paula

Downtown Murals. Take a historic walking tour in downtown Santa Paula to see the collection of brilliantly colored murals that depict vintage scenes of life in the Chumash Indian Era, along with authentic views of Main Street in 1910 and scenes of life when the area was the Citrus Capital of California. This is a great photo opportunity!

Area Resources

Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce
200 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060

City of Santa Paula
The City website has more information about the demographics, governance, and economy of Santa Paula.
970 Ventura St.

Santa Paula, CA 93060

Heritage Valley Tourism Bureau
Serving the communities of Santa Paula, Fillmore and Piru
PO Box 501
Fillmore, CA 93016

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