Right in the heart of Central Coast wine country, Paso Robles is an easily accessible midweek getaway. Whether it’s a spontaneous adventure with friends or just some much-needed you time, Paso has plenty of places to eat, shop, and explore in the low-key, relaxed vibe for which it’s known. 

Here are some of our favorite picks for a midweek getaway to Paso Robles. We’ve built this around a Sunday through Thursday visit, but all the choices are therefore available no matter when you visit. 



Perhaps just as important as deciding which wineries to visit is deciding where to eat! (Well, we’ll leave which is more important up to you…) 

To start the day off on a healthy note, The Neighborhood is a great choice! With a range of fresh juices, plant-based and açai bowls, and nourishing smoothies, The Neighborhood provides delicious sustenance to ensure your getaway is both tasty and nutritious. Online ordering makes it super easy as well for those who prefer breakfast on-the-go. 

Right in the heart of downtown Paso, Fish Gaucho offers up fresh, delicious Mexican-with-a-twist for lunch and dinner. Creative tacos, ceviches, and platos are accompanied by local wines, specialty cocktails, and aqua frescas. Saunter in for a midweek lunch or make reservations for dinner at this local favorite. 

Ready to completely lose track of time? Head to The Backyard on Thirteenth for an afternoon of laidback vibing. This outdoor wine & beer garden is dog friendly and has yard games like corn hole and more. Nibble on beer brats and street tacos while sampling local brews and bonding with a local dog. The Backyard is an exercise in relaxation supreme!

Not really sure what you’re in the mood for? Fair! Head to Paso Market Walk to explore some of the newest and most exciting food and beverage options in Paso! Among our favorites are Via Caravaggio 147’s legit old-world pizzas and Momotaro’s infinitely slurpable ramen. 



“Shopping” might be a bit deceiving because shopping in Paso usually revolves around food and drink! The aforementioned Paso Market Walk is a great place to peruse before deciding what to buy, and in particular, Paso Robles Wine Merchant is a must. Part shop, part merchant, part kitchen, this is the place to pick up a bottle of wine or two alongside cheese boards and pastas for off-site dining. 

Located just on the outskirts of Paso Robles, Tin City is a food and beverage lover’s haven. Nibble and sip your way through the different purveyors to find a new favorite. Spirits lovers will rejoice to find Tin City Distillery, home of artisanal spirits. Find a new favorite to mix, another to sip straight, and still another just for good luck!

For shopping beyond food and drink – though there’s still plenty of that! – head to downtown Paso Robles. Right around the main square, there are art galleries, confectioners, clothing boutiques, and a quirky general store with all sorts of locally made goods. Venturing slightly further afield brings a secondhand bookshop, antique markets, and more. It’s impossible to leave Paso without at least a few new-to-you trinkets. 


Touring & Adventuring

Maybe your idea of relaxation includes off-roading and zipling and who are we to question that? Adrenaline junkies can take full advantage of midweek adventuring with tour and event purveyors. Third Wheel Tours offers exhilarating sidecar adventures through craggy vineyards for perhaps the most unique wine tasting around. Paso Tour Company is another great option for those who’d prefer a walking tour or bike rental to explore the area at their own pace. And for those who really want to up the ante,

Margarita Adventures is it! Offering everything from zipling tours to escape rooms, Margarita is sure to get your pulse racing in the best way possible!