Paso Robles Travel Guide
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- Paso RoblesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8
Paso Robles has some amazing countryside. There are fantastic wineries to explore as well as fine dining. The downtown area is scenic with lovely old classic California architecture.
- Paso RoblesMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure Travelers
You'll find yourself downtown by the square at some point during your explorations of the Paso Robles wine country. But when it comes to grabbing a bite to eat, it's either low-end just-okay cafe fare or high-end, overpriced wine country bistros.Recommended for:
- Paso RoblesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies
Paso Robles is quintessential central California with it's rolling grassland hills. It's not too far from the coast so the weather isn't that oppressive. If you're a wine person, you'll want to visit the many wineries.
- Paso Robles
We just did this trip in May, so we're all dialed in. We stayed in San Luis Obispo, which is about 25 miles to the south, but many more choices of hotels and restaurants down there. Definitely check out the Paso Robles vintners association website which lets you create a wine tasting itinerary online and maps the stops out for you. Depending on which types of wines you like to drink, and whether you're interested in scenery or serious wine tasting will help guide your tour. In general, Paso Robles is more known for its red wines than white wines, with the Zinfandels they produce being my top picks (think plummy with a pleasantly soft finish). However, some wineries produce decent Pinot Noirs, and some even venture into some Rhone style varietal, including viogners and marsannes. Some of the wineries have a decided kitschy factor, but the wines are good nonetheless. Occasionally, you also find a good Chardonnay or two. Our favorites from our most recent visit: Opolo Vineyards (Zins), Windward (Pinot Noirs only), Grey Wolf (Zins), Talley (just south of SLO-Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays), Peachy Canyon (Zins) and Tobin James (ask to try the high end Zins).
- Paso RoblesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4
When I think of Paso Robles (or as it is officially named "El Paso de Robles", or "the pass of the oaks"), 3 things come to mind: wine tasting, the Mid-State Fair, and hotter than Hades weather in the summertime.
- Paso Robles
i have been here and touched ground? i never really searched the town for things to do. Ive had a few jobs to do in paso robles for a company i worked for and i can say there are alot of funny nice people there but i didn't go anywhere fancy. but this is break stop on our way to pismo
- Paso Robles
If you're zooming by on the 101, Paso may seem entirely soulless; a redeeming part is near 12th and Spring streets - there's a pleasant business district here. Paso is a central part of the agricultural community of the southern Salinas Valley and northern SLO county - think the salad basket for America, and a dominant wine region of central CA.
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