This is Central California’s wine country — featuring farm-to-fork food and a dash of cowboy culture.

The hub of Central California’s wine country, Paso Robles is set amid 200 wineries spread across seven different growing regions, each with its own microclimate and terroir. Scattered among them are craft distilleries, artisan breweries and cider mills. And although it’s best known for its libations, the town offers so much more — including hot springs, upscale restaurants, museums and a robust art scene.

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Explore Paso Robles

  • Tin City
  • Atascadero
  • Downtown Paso Robles

Tin City


This is a hip, no-frills industrial park for makers of all sorts — brewers, vintners, artisanal food providers and more. Come here to eat, drink and listen to live music.

Known For

Beer, Wine, Food, Live Music

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This tiny town, quieter than Paso Robles proper, is surrounded by sprawling ranches and protected land. Atascadero is also a gateway to the beaches to the west and the vineyards in Santa Margarita and San Luis Obispo to the south.

Known For

Ranches, Vineyards, Outdoor Recreation

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Downtown Paso Robles


The charming streets of downtown Paso Robles are lined with bistros serving innovative farm-to-table cuisine, wine bars and rustic hangouts where the crowd wears jeans and ten-gallon hats.

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Dining, Wine Tasting, Shopping, Nightlife

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Nearby Hotels and Resorts

Stay in The Center of it All

Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.

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Enjoy a Wine Country Escape in Paso Robles, California

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Sip Your Way Through Downtown

Get oriented with a morning walk through Paso Robles' charming downtown, its streets dotted with inviting restaurants and shops. Stick around after lunch to taste wines on foot — 20 tasting rooms are located right in town — or drive out into the vineyard-dotted countryside.

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Taste the Region’s Bounty

Soak in hot mineral water, then hang out at hip Tin City, where emerging winemakers show off their talents. If you'd prefer a day without alcohol, sample olive oils instead of wine, visit local museums and then head out at sunset to see Bruce Munro's remarkable light installation, Field of Light at Sensorio.

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Lean Into Ranching Culture

Start the morning with a guided horseback ride, then take a tour of local distilleries producing small-batch spirits. Plan for a leisurely dinner in downtown Paso Robles, then kick back and enjoy the local music scene at a supposedly haunted saloon.

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