It doesn’t get any better than good wine and live music. Luckily for you, Paso Robles delivers.
Throughout August and September, Vina Robles Amphitheatre will host an array of music genres and live talent, including comedian Gabriel Iglesias; country music stars Kacey Musgraves and Josh Turner; classic acts such as Earth, Wind and Fire, ZZ Top, the Steve Miller Band and Ringo Starr; and recent top-charting artists such as The Revivalists, Death Cab for Cutie and The Avett Brothers.
Whale Rock Music Festival at Castoro Cellars began as a 30th year anniversary party back in 2013. The now-annual festival is one of the region’s largest fundraising events for the local arts community. Taking place September 14 and 15, the lineup includes bands, yoga classes and art displays. This year’s headliners include Toots & the Maytals, Xavier Rudd and Beats Antiques.
Acclaimed British artist, Bruce Munro, has pulled off his biggest U.S. installation yet in Paso Robles. The Field of Light at Sensorio is your perfect late-night spectacular with nearly 60,000 lights spread across 15 rolling acres. Featuring stemmed glass spheres lit by fiber optic, solar-powered cables, the installation honors and highlights the natural topography of the land.
The artist’s goal is to captivate and engage visitors by connecting art, technology and nature in a meditative way. To add to the experience, there will be live music every night Sensorio is open.
Since opening in May, the exhibit has received scores of rave reviews from around the world. It truly is a Paso must-see!
Relax and stay cool during your stay in Paso at one of our premier hotel pools.
The Allegretto Vineyard Resort offers a spacious and luxurious pool, lined with picturesque cabanas and shaded lounge areas. Allow yourself to be treated like royalty with poolside drinks service or kickback at the poolside bar.
Find yourself in a revitalizing oasis, set in the middle of a garden at Paso Robles Inn. Dip a toe in the pool or heated whirlpool while taking in the bucolic surroundings and fresh air.
Cool off next to palm trees or hit the hot tub and heated pool for a soothing experience at Adelaide Inn, an ideal spot to unwind after wine tastings.
One of the best features of Paso is you can stay here to explore wine country and have access to some of California’s best beaches. Just 20 minutes from Downtown Paso Robles lay the serene beaches of Cayucos where you can clock some sun and surf time, build sand castles with the kids or stroll the historic pier. Keep the family entertained and hunt for murals sprinkled throughout the town, explore the tide pools filled with aquatic life or hike the coastal cliffs. Go to Ruddell’s Smokehouse for unbeatable fish tacos with an ocean view, and be sure to try some of Cayucos’ locally made Cayucos Hot Sauce during your visit.
In the nearby town of Morro Bay, you can wander through rows of unique art and handmade pieces at Art in the Park. This annual event spans three blocks in Morro Bay Park and features 125 artists and craftworkers displaying their work with a variety of food and drink. Head to the beach afterwards to try your hand at surfing at Morro Rock, or paddleboard through the bay.
September is California Wine Month, and we have all you need to celebrate. With more than 250 wineries in Paso Robles, tasting rooms sprinkled throughout the region and unique wine-country tours and excursions, there is something everyone can enjoy.
Housed in an industrial park, Tin City thrives with the passion of young artisans of craft wine, beer and spirits. Sit at the bar and the odds are the person pouring is the visionary behind the label. Nowhere else can you experience an enclave of tasting rooms in such a diverse, intimate and soulful community.
Experience wine-country in a unique way by opting for Margarita Adventures’ Zip n’ Sip VIP Package. Zip-line over valleys, glide through Santa Margarita Lake and be guided through hikes and nature tours. End the day with a complementary wine tasting paired with cheese and charcuterie boards for the ultimate California Wine Month celebration.
Head to Halter Ranch, recently named the Central Coast’s 2019 Winery of the Year, for their Excursion Tours. This two-hour tour will take you throughout 281 acres of the historic ranch in a Land Rover Defender. View pristine wildlife corridors; overlook the vineyards at Lion’s Ridge – the property’s highest point – and a stop under the famous Ancestor Tree. And don’t forget the wine—tastings are provided during the tour.
The latest in Paso Robles is a new line of hotels that are sure to make your next stay a luxurious one.
The Piccolo Hotel (opening Sept. 2019) fuses rustic wine-country sophistication with the relaxed attitude of the Central Coast to create an elevated boutique hotel experience. Located centrally downtown, the hotel is designed to be a catalyst for the next generation of experiences in Paso Robles.
Suitable for both the traveling professional and the leisurely stay, The Oxford Suites has something to offer everyone. The new hotel incorporates aspects of Paso Robles’ rich history, blending a warm atmosphere with industrial design. The Oxford Suites offer spacious rooms, an extended stay option and even has conference rooms for your next business meeting.
Head to Hotel Siri for a modern and chic feel during your stay in Paso Robles. The new hotel features a 24/7 fitness center, plush beds and wide screen TVs in each room. Hotel Siri is located centrally on the edge of downtown Paso, within walking distance to downtown’s restaurants and nightlife and a minute’s drive to wine country.
With multiple local, craft distilleries and award-winning mixologists in the area, there is no shortage of amazing cocktails to try.
Hit the Distillery Trail to taste everything from handcrafted vodka, flavored brandies, whiskey, bourbon, gin, grappa and liqueurs – all made by nine different distilleries. Meet the masterminds behind the products and learn about their craft.
Recently named one of the top must-see hidden speakeasys in the world, Eleven Twenty-Two mixes up an Italian Stallion– a bright and playful twist on the popular Italian cocktail, Negroni.
For a truly unique drink, visit The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar’s Robin Wolff, who was recently named a “cocktail czar” after winning a Tales of the Cocktail mixology award. Try her new summer cocktail Silly Rabbit made with local KroBar Gin.
Experience the delicious abundance of Paso Robles every Tuesday and Saturday morning in the Downtown Square. Find local farmer’s booths filled with Paso’s freshest fare including just-picked produce to grass-fed beef, baked goods, artisan cheeses, seasonal flowers and aromatic herbs.
Because of its frequency and huge selection, you can often spy the region’s top chefs filling their baskets for their seasonal specials. During this time of year look out for tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, apples and melons.
Grab locally made bites while you wind through the booths to pair with a glass of wine. Head to a nearby tasting room with your finds to enjoy all of Paso Robles’ gems in one place.
Craft breweries, inspired cocktails, fresh dishes made with local fare and tasting rooms at every corner – Downtown Paso Robles has it all located within a few blocks.
Plan a brewery tour, starting at the newly opened California Coast Brewing for a fun and unique atmosphere. Be sure to stroll over to Toro Creek and Silva Brewing. For a map of all your Paso suds options, visit brewpaso.com.
If you’re just here for the wine, don’t worry, you can still enjoy a glass while spending your day downtown. Downtown boasts all 11 of Paso Robles’ sub-AVAs within. Taste your way through Paso Robles wine with over twenty tasting rooms to choose from including Justin Vineyards and Winery, Cypher Winery and Derby Wine Estates. Find a map of Paso Robles Downtown Wineries here to plan your day of tasting.
Celebrate the Paso way and join the locals for a festive day of uniquely-Paso events. Pioneer Day boasts a parade of antique tractors, horse-drawn wagons, marching bands, mounted equestrian groups, dancers, floats, fire engines, vintage cars and, a grand feast and party in Downtown Park.
First held in 1931, Pioneer Day was established as a way to commemorate community friendship and the heritage of Paso Robles, with a “Thank You” to all of the people who support local businesses throughout the year. As tradition has it, the entire day’s activities are free, being entirely funded by the local business owners and dedicated citizens. Their motto for the day: Leave your pocketbook at home.
The catch? Bring your own dish and utensil from home in order to enjoy a serving of the legendary Pioneer Day beans. Paso Robles takes their beans very seriously, with the esteemed Official Stirrers working the vats for hours. The Stirrer holds a hefty responsibility, following the traditional recipe to ensure the best quality product – and for a good reason, these are not something you want to miss.
Paso Robles Visitors Center
1225 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat – Sun 10am – 2pm