Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County was originally known as El Paso de Robles, meaning “Pass of the Oaks” and honoring the majestic oak trees that populate the rolling country hillsides. 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 its turn of the century bungalows and historic neighborhoods, Paso has the feel of small town country living with an increasingly urban flare.
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 annual wine events to look forward to are The Zinfindel Festival, 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 which take advantage of the ever-growing selection of fresh local produce, locally caught fish, and grass-fed meats. Two favorites are Artisan Restaurant, which offers a unique “American Bistro” experience, and Meritage Lounge, hosting food and wine pairing from eleven different wineries. Whatever mood you’re in, you’re sure to find something to please your palate.
Paso’s historic downtown square is vibrantly filled with a choice of restaurants, wine tasting rooms, and boutique shops to keep you entertained. Level 4 Lounge, an eclectic throwback to a 1920’s speakeasy, and the luxurious Hotel Cheval, are both located right in the heart of downtown.
The downtown square hosts a variety of 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 concerts in the city when you can see your favorite musicians right here? Paso Robles has recently welcomed big names from Toby Keith to Rod Stewart to The Black Eyed Peas.
Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio offer the outdoor lovers hiking, boating, fishing and lakeside camping. When spring is in bloom, even a simple day drive is special because of the never-ending wildflower bouquet right outside your car window. Paso Robles also has its very own natural mineral hot springs, a destination for people wanting to experience the soothing medicinal waters from as far back as 1795.
Paso Robles provides laidback country living or a fun-filled night on the town. The choice is yours.
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