Paso Robles Travel Guide

  • Paso Robles
    by GracesTrips
  • Things to Do
    by GracesTrips
  • Things to Do
    by GracesTrips

Paso Robles Things to Do

  • Wine Tasting at Red Soles

    This was probably one of my least favorite wineries. It's okay and quite affordable. But, nothing really stood out for us. We did meet a very nice gal, Jayna, who doesn't normally work there (just happened she was helping them out that day). She revealed a new restaurant in town, Second Press, and made dinner reservations for us. I did buy a...

    more
  • Wine Tasting at Michael Gill

    Our first visit in October 2014 just because it's close to Law Estates. Was very glad we stopped here. The wines were very good. I really enjoyed their Tempranillo and I also bought a Viogner which is a white wine. The tasting room decor was filled with animals!

    more
  • Olive Oil Tasting in Paso Robles -...

    For a change of pace, we did some olive oil tasting! Some of it was really good! I bought the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the black labeled can and some of the Lemon Olive Oil in the yellow labeled can. The Lemon, I use right now, for dressing my salads is really, really good. I first used the oil, then salt and pepper. I toss the salad, then add a...

    more
  • Wine Tasting at Tobin James Cellers

    We had never heard of Tobin James but friends of ours were coming up from LA that morning and suggested we meet here. Uhhh, I would not go out of my way to taste wine here. But the premises are very interesting to see. When we arrived as they opened that morning, you could see they were ready for bus loads of people to show up. Glasses and wine...

    more
  • Wine Tasting at Stanger

    Stanger has actually two tasting rooms and no winery. The other tasting room is located at 5225 California 41 Paso Robles, CA 93446. Tasting room is shared with Poalillo at the Vineyard Drive location. Make sure you know which side you want to taste because you will pay for tasting the side you are on. The Stanger wines were good. We especially...

    more
  • Wine Tasting at Linne Calodo

    I was sooo looking forward to this wine tasting. Linne Calodo seemed to be getting high ratings for their wines. Tasting is by appointment only and if they have any wines to taste. Sometime, they are completely out. Tasting is $20 a person. You can even try to get into the estate because it is gated. When you make your appointment, they will give...

    more

Paso Robles Hotels

Paso Robles Restaurants

  • Panolivo has a better breakfast

    After considering trying something new, we decided to have breakfast here. It was not great. My boyfriend ordered something called the "Mix up" and he said it was very greasy. The hash brown potatoes were soggy and coffee was bland in flavor. I ordered the Huevos Rancheros. It tasted okay, definitely better than the "Mix up" but the tortillas were...

    more
  • #24 Restaurant - Disappointment

    The restaurant is located in the heart of the city center, across from the park. We were looking forward to a nice dining experience. We started with ordering some sparkling water. Yeeeyukkk! The water was surgary sweet. Not sure why - but mentioned it to the waitress and without checking it, she exclaimed that this is all they had. Wow, already...

    more
  • #7 Restaurant - Really Good Coffee

    We saw this small, interesting little coffee house as we were driving through town. My boyfriend immediately looks over at me and says he wants to have breakfast there in the morning. The breakfast menu isn't too extensive. Breakfast sandwich or a breakfast burrito. They have muffins and pastries, too. But the coffee...was amazingly good! In fact,...

    more
  • #20 Restaurant - Best Breakfast &...

    Located in downtown Paso Robles, we ate here a few times during our 4 day weekend stay. We had lunch and a couple of breakfasts here. Lunch was a crab cake salad and a sandwich with salad. Ummm, ummm, good! Breakfast was pastries, eggs benedict, oatmeal and omelets. And, don't just order regular coffee (though it's very good) but you can order a...

    more
  • #11 Restaurant - Italian Really Great!

    Definitely should make reservations if it is a Friday or Saturday evening. The place was packed even at 8pm. We really enjoyed the food at this restaurant. Bread is brought to the table with an olive tapenade. Make sure to ask for olive oil and balsamic. They use the most flavorful extra virgin olive oil, green in color, very tasty. We started with...

    more
  • #12 Restaurant - International, Local...

    Used to be located at 1401 Park Street but has since moved. See address below. At the previous location there was six of us for dinner and it was all delicious! The wild boar and pig cheek entree was extremely good. I was able to have a bite though it was not what I ordered. I had the duck breast and confit leg entree with quinoa. Very yummy. All...

    more

Paso Robles Nightlife

  • tvdandy's Profile Photo

    by tvdandy Written Nov 18, 2005

    As I said, nightime is for drinking wine. So not a crazy party town, but more of a classy, elegant crowd, enjoying wine with yuppy conversation. There are several bars in this little town where people just drink wine, chat and listen to a piano player. Not bad, if this is your thing. More of a older crowd wondering the streets.

    Dress Code: Dress code for strolling is more of yuppy kahki's and turtleneck sweater for nightime

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Paso Robles Transportation

  • Two ways to drive up from LA

    There are two routes to Paso Robles from Los Angeles. The longer, more beautiful scenery route is taking the 101 FWY up the coast and going east on highway 46. The faster route (3 1/2 hours) is going up the 5 FWY and go west on highway 46. But, make sure you have good company along or some great CD's to listen to. There is not much to see on the...

    more
  • Drive to Paso Robles

    There are no Tour Companies offering Paso Robles Wine tasting tours to and from the San Francisco Bay Area so if you are a tourist, you have to rent a car to go here. The drive to Paso Robles takes about 4 hours if taking the US 101 south (excluding the gas stop restroom breaks) or if you are coming from the scenic route of Ca Highway 1 from a...

    more
  • Don't Drink and Drive

    It is not a good idea to drive yourself if you are going wine tasting. Better to hire a driver to take you around. We hired a car from Sultans. They have pricey but what amounted to the going rate. About $85/hour.

    more

Paso Robles Shopping

  • Olive Oil, Vinegar and More!

    I have been shopping here the last couple of years. They have great olive oils and, my favorite, Mimosa Champagne Vinegar! I also like to buy the tomato pesto and this last trip bought some onion jam. It's not a bargain but worth it!

    more
  • Interesting Store!

    I didn't go inside this store because it was closed at the time. But, when I get a chance on one of my future visits, I hope to go in. Eclectic items, probably things you can't get just anywhere. I loved this octopus in the window. It gives me an idea for a gift for my grand daughter!

    more
  • Stack up on Wines

    since there are more than 180 wineries dotting the paso robles area and it's environs, you can choose more than 180 places to buy your favorite wine be it a zinfandel (the most famous varietal in Paso Robles) or Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon and more. These wineries are a combination of large, big name wineries and boutique and unique wineries that...

    more

Paso Robles Local Customs

  • Paso Robles Shot Glasses

    Besides collecting fridge magnets and sometimes wine glasses if i'm ona wine region, i also collect assorted shot glasses of my travels too and going on a wine tasting tour at the Paso Robles Area is no different and you can buy these shot glasses at the different souvenir shops that you can find at the assorted wineries at the Paso Robles area....

    more
  • Paso Robles Fridge Magnets

    Everybody knows that I'm an avid collector of refrigerator or fridge magnets and on a jaunt to Paso Robles Area from a multi day hop around the Monterey Bay and Central Coast Area is no different. Every winery in the Paso Robles area sells assorted stuffs as souvenirs like these refrigerator magnets and they come in different shapes and sizes and...

    more
  • Paso Robles Wine Glass

    Although I collect mostly Fridge magnets and Shot Glasses among the places that I've visited, when I'm touring a wine growing area, I also buy the wine glass as souvenirs. Every winery at the Paso Robles area sell their wine glasses with their logo stamped in it and they offer to sell them to the public after the wine tasting part of the wine...

    more

Paso Robles Tourist Traps

  • Wine Tours

    Not sure if it is appropriate to say this is a tourist trap but the cost could be outrageously expensive. It is all dependent on you and how well you can function on tasting wine all day long. My boyfriend and I have learned to share one tasting between the two of us and we are very selective on which wineries to visit. We don't rush from one...

    more
  • Themed Wineries

    A recent trend in Paso Robles is the opening of "themed" wineries. Most of the tasting rooms we visited in Paso were very quaint- usually a large room in a house along the highway. Nothing fancy. And with great wines who needs fancy or gimmicks. We made a conscious effort to avoid these winieries: Eagle Castle (medieval themed with a drawbridge and...

    more
  • Ya gotta tour a Winery, try Robert Hall

    Robert Hall Winery is one of the best on the road down 46 East heading out of Paso Robles. Not only do you get a wide range of tasty wines to refresh you, but these grounds have some wonderful architecture, a nice outdoor area to sip wine while gazing over the grape fields, a free grill style lunch, and a really nice tour of the downstairs...

    more

Paso Robles What to Pack

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    by machomikemd Written May 15, 2012

    Miscellaneous: If you plan to do a wine tasting tour of Paso Robles, first have a designated sober driver so that you would not be arrested by the Police for DUI hehhehe. You can also visit the paso robles wineries website below for a free download and print out of the Paso Robles AVA winery map with the locations of the more than 180 wineries and you can punch their addresses on your GPS System in your car if if you don't have GPS, then print the map and when you get to the first winery you plan to stop, get a free Paso Robles Wine Country Brochure and it includes the address and operating hours of the wineries and the address of each.

    free brochure with free fold up map free post cards more free post cards then use the GPS
    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Wine Tasting
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Paso Robles Off The Beaten Path

  • Daou Vineyards up in the sky!

    There is nothing in Paso Robles that is more spectacular than this vineyard! How's that for a statement. Our plan is to come up to Paso about twice a year (to pick up our wine club orders) and visit the wineries we haven't been to yet because there are plenty. This is a stop we will probably make on every trip there! It is elegant, it is...

    more
  • Go to Hearst Castle

    Paso Robles is so Near San Simeon, where the Hearst Castle State Monument, is located. It is just a 45 minute 40 mile drive from CA Route 46 up to Cambria then turn north to Historic Highway 1. You can do a Hearst Castle Tour as a side trip when going on a Paso Robles Jaunt. Just A Reminder if you do the Hearst Castle Tour:there is no single grand...

    more
  • Join A Wine Club

    like what I've said, you can have a free wine tasting at the Paso Robles Area if you buy wines from the wineries in and around Paso Robles or Join their wine club where they will ship you their wines for the month for every month for up to 1 year or up to 5 years. Prices for the Wine Club membership varies like if you want only the regular wines,...

    more

Paso Robles Favorites

  • Assorted Wines in Paso Robles

    Paso Robles has an older wine growing tradition than Napa Valley but the former is more popular worldwide than the latter. There are many wine varietals that are grown along this central coast location due to it's mediterrenean like climate. More than 180 wineries are present and more than approximately 26,000 acres of winegrapes are planted in the...

    more
  • Wine Tasting at Paso Robles

    California has one of the largest wine growing regions in the United States and Paso Robles is one of these many wine growing regions. It is eclipsed in popularity by the Napa Valley area since this location is at the Central Coast of California at San Luis Obispo County, far from the touristy San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles Metropolitan...

    more
  • Paso Robles Hotels

    39 Hotels in Paso Robles

    2 Reviews

Instant Answers: Paso Robles

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

36 travelers online now

Comments

 
Explore Deeper into Paso Robles
#4 Restaurant - Healty, Organic
Restaurants
#2 Restaurant - Spanish Food
Restaurants
#1 Restaurant in Paso - Italian Cuisine
Restaurants
New in Town - Not Rated
Restaurants
#3 Restaurant - Modern American Cuisine
Restaurants
Wine Tasting at Hammersky
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Justin
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Eberle Winery
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Opolo
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Tablas Creek
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at EOS Estate Winery
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Summerwood
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Terry Hoage
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Thacher Winery
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Robert Hall Winery
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Caliza
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at L'Aventure
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Adelaida Cellars
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Shale Oak
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Treana
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Halter Ranch
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Edwards Sellers
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Chateau Margene
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Brecon Estate
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Sextant Wines
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Croad
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at ONX
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Calcareous
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Cass Winery
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Epoch Wines
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Venteux Vineyards
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Jada
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at RN Estates
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Denner
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Villa Creek
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Law Estate Wines
Things to Do
Wine Tasting at Sculpterra
Things to Do
River Oaks Hot Springs
Things to Do
Big old fashioned breakfast
Restaurants
Peach Canyon Winery
Things to Do
Map of Paso Robles

View all Paso Robles hotels