By Nicole Cormier
Oil and gas is an important part of American life. It has pushed technology forward and created wealth and employment for generations of Californians. Learn the history of “black gold” and the industry surrounding it at the California Oil Museum. From videos, displays, rotating exhibits, vintage gas pumps, drilling rigs and memorabilia, everything anyone would want to know about this natural resource can be found at this little museum in Santa Paula. With a healthy collection of both rotating and permanent exhibits, the California Oil Museum looks a little different each visit.
Santa Paula is about 64 miles outside of Los Angeles, so rather than making the commute and eating into valuable museum time, instead opt to stay in the city as a mini vacation. The charming Santa Paula Inn is a local bed and breakfast that boasts 14 cozy rooms and a fresh breakfast fare to ease you into the day. For dinner, enjoy the Ventura County Historic Landmark and highly-praised Familia Diaz.
Tackle the trek to Santa Paula in style in a 2013 SLK350 Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. Long car rides are a breeze in the comfort and luxury you come to expect from Mercedes-Benz.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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