Look out Napa, Sonoma, Healdsburg. Here comes Paso Robles. Once known for its cowboy culture, today the main tourist attraction is the rapidly growing wine region located in the surrounding countryside. With the emerging wine industry, the town businesses and shops are now a mix of the old and new. There is a little bit of something for everyone to do in this wine country town. Here is our list of favorite Paso Robles activities.


Top Things to Do in Paso Robles

• Have a good cup of coffee at the Amderstan Coffee House, 725 13th Street.

• Have a full traditional breakfast at local favorite, Cowgirl Cafe, 1316 Pine Street. You may even find some cowboys eating here. Another great choice is Panolivo, a little more chic.

• Stroll the streets surrounding the City Park for some great shopping. A few suggestions:

– The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at 1106 Pine Street
– Great American Antique Mall at 1305 Spring Street
– Sample olive oil and other delights at We Olive
– Buy cowboy boots at the Boot Barn

• Pick up a gourmet picnic lunch at Panolivo or the Odyssey World Cafe and head to the wineries. Robert Hall on Highway East 46 has a lavish new tasting room and picnic area. On Highway West 46 is the Peachy Canyon Winery. Here the tasting room is a quaint cottage and the picnic area is surrounded by spectacular vineyards.

• Visit a wine bar in downtown Paso Robles and sample local wines:

Downtown Tasting Rooms

• Visit the Pasolivo olive farm and tasting room or the Mt. Olive Farm – olives and olive oils galore

Family fun at Jack Creek Farms

Hearst Castle is 40 minutes away

• More shopping is available 30 minutes away in Cambria

• Rent a boat and play in Lake Nacimiento Resort

• Have a glass of wine on the patio of the Villa Creek Restaurant

• Sit down for a food and wine pairing at Daou Vineyards

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