10 Ways to Discover Paso Robles this Fall

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A sense of community is one of the feelings you get when you visit Paso Robles. Experience this charm with these 10 ways to discover Paso Robles this fall. Plan to shop downtown, go wine tasting, take a bike ride or experience one of our many local attractions. Check out our trip ideas to add to your itinerary.

No plans yet for Thanksgiving? Visit Paso Robles to make this American holiday unforgettable. Complete with the annual downtown tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov.24, kick off the holiday season in true Paso style. 

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Plan Thanksgiving in Wine Country

Join us for Thanksgiving in Paso Robles Wine Country and book your lodging accommodations now. Kick-off your day with a round of golf, take a walk along the Salinas River or stroll through the downtown neighborhood. Enjoy one of our many coffee houses or local restaurants. If you are leaving the cooking up to others for the annual feast check out these special menus offered by Paso Robles restaurants for a taste of season.

1. Allegretto – Special Thanksgiving menu -- 2. The Hatch – Special Thanksgiving menu -- 3. Odyssey World Cafe – Traditional Thanksgiving menu -- 4. Paso Robles Inn Steak House – Thanksgiving buffet -- 5. Mistura – Special Thanksgiving menu


Go Wine Tasting 

During a visit to Paso Robles Wine Country, explore the abundance of California wineries producing more than 40 diverse winegrape varieties. In Paso Robles’ historic downtown area, shop at boutique stores, step into tasting rooms and dine in our restaurants. Throughout November enjoy the latest fall wine releases and the bounty of the 2017 vintage. Learn more about Paso’s craft beverage movement as you explore our local distilleries and breweries. It’s the best time of year to visit.


A Four-Day Music Festival Celebrates Paso’s Heritage 

The annual Paderewski FestivalNov. 2-5, 2017 – celebrates Paso Robles’ rich heritage and its most famous resident Ignacy Jan Paderewski - virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker. Concerts featuring world renowned talent, exhibits, lectures, master classes and film screenings are accompanied by wine tastings and tours of local vineyards. A youth piano competition, recital and student cultural exchange with Poland honor Paderewski's legacy. 


Experience World-Class Equestrian Shows at the Paso Robles Horse Park 

The Paso Robles Horse Park is a state of the art Hunter/Jumper Event Park on the Central Coast. Paso Robles is the ideal setting for events of all types, as the park is nestled between beautiful rolling hills and vineyards. In November, equestrian enthusiasts can see two weeklong events – Central Coast Fall Classic: Nov. 1-5, 2017 and the Central California Oak Tree Classic: Nov. 8-12, 2017. Not only is Paso Robles famous for wines, but it is rapidly becoming an emerging world-class equestrian destination hosting some of the top equestrian shows in California.


Discover California’s Micro-Wineries at the Garagiste Festival 

The Garagiste Wine Festival returns to Paso Robles for the seventh year in a row Nov. 10-12.  Celebrating the passion and spirit of the garagiste winemaker, the festival features over 60 of California’s best micro-wineries, pouring over 200 wines made from over 30 different grape varieties. Over a quarter of the winemakers are pouring for the very first time at the festival which was recently dubbed “tasting nirvana” by the LA Times. Tickets are on sale now!


Holiday Shopping Kicks off During Elegant Evening

Prepare for the holiday shopping season on Nov. 11 during the annual Elegant Evening event showcasing the retail stores in downtown Paso Robles. Sip world-class wines, relish good food and take a stroll along one of the most beautiful and romantic places in all of California - downtown Paso Robles. This event features live mannequins by Class Act Dance Studio, carriage rides, dancers, singers and musicians. The open house is free and refreshments and entertainment are provided!


Discover the Arts in Paso Robles

Whether you meet up at Studios on the Park for Art After Dark on Nov. 4, the first Saturday of the Month, explore one of our many local art galleries or test your artistic talent at Summerwood’s Sip and Paint event on Nov. 16 Paso Robles is becoming the place for the arts.


Get Active with the New Paso Robles Half Marathon 

The new and improved "Paso Half" is a combination of the original Harvest Half Marathon and family-friendly Heritage Oaks Bank Fun Run. The new Paso Half - Nov. 12 - will begin and end at the Downtown City Park and will feature activities for all ages including a 5K race, family mile, kids' dash, diaper dash, and weekend festival with live music and famous Paso wine and craft beer! One hundred percent of race proceeds go to the 4A Foundation for Paso Robles Schools supporting academics, arts, athletics and agriculture.


Find Your Zen at Yoga and Brunch 

Find your ultimate Zen in Paso Robles with a variety of yoga options to capture the beauty of the destination and escape to a place of serenity. Yoga Brunch at Allegretto on Nov. 12 offers the complete experience.


Join the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Christmas and holiday lights will illuminate the way to this year’s holiday festivities in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park. On Friday, Nov. 24 at 6 pm, Mrs. Claus will arrive and light the downtown, inviting all to share in the holiday joy. Enjoy live music, speeches, candlelight caroling, free cookies, and hot chocolate with the family. Admission is free!