Santa Paula, CA, USA

Santa Paula, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 37 vacation rentals near Santa Paula. From 21 houses to 0 , find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Paula for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

The Citrus Capital of the World

Santa Paula vacation rentals sit amid the fertile farmlands of the Santa Clara River Valley in California, not far from Los Angeles. Orange, lemon, and avocado orchards dot the countryside around this historic town. Downtown Santa Paula has Wild West vibe, with many structures dating back to the late 19th century. Its age and charm has attracted filmmakers for years who come to shoot period movies and advertising. Annual events including the Citrus Festival, the Classic Balloon Festival and the Hot Summer Jazz & Art festival keeps visitors coming into town all year round.

Santa Paula pleasures for all ages

Kids and families will love visiting Santa Paula, especially when ziplining through the forested canopies and walking along the Bigfoot Nature Trail in search of this elusive beast. Love nature? The beautiful coastline along Ventura is just a short distance away. Here, you can enjoy views over the Pacific Ocean and islands from one of the longest wooden piers in the country and gorge on freshly caught seafood in one of the local restaurants. If you're looking for adventure, head up to the mountainous Los Padres National Forest to hike, bike, camp, and fish.

Aviation, art, and theater

The Aviation Museum of Santa Paula chronicles the history of flight in California, while the Santa Paula Train Depot and Railroad Plaza Park dates back to the 19th century and offers a step back in time. Daily afternoon tours take small groups to these local museums and past the historic town murals which depict the history of the region. At the Theater Center, you can see live community productions all year round and the town's Art Museum exhibits works from local and international artists. The Six Flags Magic Mountain, a sprawling and thrilling theme park, isn't far away and offers the kids a fun day out.

Summer and winter escapes in Santa Paula

The warm days between March and May make hiking, or beach walks away from the crowds, very appealing. The summer months are hot and dry, but the cool breeze off the ocean keeps the temperature down and allows for outdoor activities. It's unsurprising that this is the busiest time in town, so book up your Santa Paula vacation rental early. In fall, you can see the orchards being harvested. The temperature never really drops below freezing in winter and rain is not uncommon between January and February, but there are plenty of museums and excellent eateries in town to keep you busy.

Orange groves and sweeping mountains

Santa Paula town is located in county blessed with fertile land used to produce luscious fruits. These flat lands are backed by the mountainous Los Padres National Forest, home to countless miles of trails to hike and bike. American black bears amble through the forest, solitary mountain lions and bobcats creep around the mountain ridges, and Californian condors and American peregrine falcons circle overhead looking for prey. The beaches that fringe Ventura County are some of the most scenic, with rocky coastlines that tumble down onto golden sand. It is here that many of the Santa Paula vacation rentals are located.