Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County was originally known as El Paso de Robles, meaning “Pass of the Oaks” in honor of the magical oak trees that cover the rolling countryside. Just minutes away from the beach, mountains, and lakes, Paso Robles has fast become a relocation destination for those looking for something just a bit different. With a community of only 29,950, its turn of the century bungalows and historic neighborhoods, Paso has the feel of small town country living with an urban flare plus the convenience of being half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Paso is synonymous with wine, the Paso Robles Viticultural Appalachian is California’s fastest growing wine region with nearly 26,000 vineyard acres and more than 180 wineries producing over 40 different wine varietals. Poised to become the next Napa or Sonoma, a day touring unique and beautiful wineries in Paso is a day well spent! A few of the wine events to look forward to are The Zinfindel Fesival, Hospice du Rhone, and The Paso Robles Wine Festival.
Wine is meant to be enjoyed, and what better way than with a sumptuous meal? Paso is well known for its quality of restaurants, many of whom take advantage of the ever growing selection of fresh local produce, locally caught fish, and grass-fed meats. Two favorites are Artisan Restaurant, who invites you in for a unique “American Bistro” experience, and Meritage Lounge, hosting food and wine pairing from eleven different wineries. Whatever mood you’re in; casual and simple, to over the top, you’re sure to find something to please your palate. Now don’t let Paso’s laid back feel fool you, the historic downtown square is laden with plenty of urbanesque restaurants, wine tasting rooms, and boutique shopping to keep you entertained. Level 4 Lounge, an eclectic throwback to a 1920’s speakeasy, and the luxurious Hotel Cheval, are both right in the heart of downtown.
The downtown square hosts fun events all year round. Summer rings in with Concerts in the Park where you can bring the family and a picnic and enjoy the sounds of our many talented local bands. Summer is also time for the California Mid State Fair. Why drive to the city when you can see your favorite musicians right here? Paso Robles has welcomed big names from Toby Keith to Rod Stewart to The Black Eyed Peas to name just a few.
In the mood for some outdoor activity? Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio offer the outdoor lovers hiking, boating, fishing and lakeside camping. When spring is in bloom, even a day drive is something special with a continuous wildflower bouquet right outside your car window. Shhh, Paso Robles has a little secret; its very own natural mineral hot springs. The mineral springs have been a destination place for people wanting to experience its soothing medicinal waters from as far back as 1795.
So, laidback country living or a fun filled night on the town? The choice is yours.
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