Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Mom
Mother's Day in Paso Robles Wine Country is everything but average. Make this Mother's Day one to remember by surprising mom with an unforgettable weekend trip to Paso. Whether you're in Paso this weekend or planning to gift a future trip, half the fun is the time spent planning it together. Along with wine tasting, relaxing poolside, and dinner on the town, add one of the following activities to your itinerary to create some extra special memories. Keep reading to see how we like to celebrate Mother's Day on the Central Coast!
1) Brunch and Bubbles
Nothing says celebration like popping a bottle of champagne. Add a splash of OJ and stack of pancakes and you're set for a day of exciting plans. Fuel up for a day of fun with a bottomless brunch with mom. Choose from a local favorite breakfast and brunch stop, like Brunch Paso or AMSTRDM Coffee House | Piano Lounge, or head to one of the many wineries offering specialty brunches. She'll thank you from the bottom of her heart, and the bottom of her mimosa. For the sweet tooth, don't forget to stop by Just Baked at the Paso Market Walk for a freshly baked, sweet treat – they're serving up specials for Mother's Day including a "Mom's Birthday Cake" cupcake and a "Brunch" cupcake.
2) Downtown Shopping
Shop till you drop! Paso Robles is home to a collection of unique boutiques, markets and antique shops – all conveniently located in central downtown. Paso's downtown shopping scene is the the perfect activity for the mom who has it all. Don't know what to get her? Allow her to pick her own present from a selection of hidden gems. For the fashionistas, Firefly Paso is a long-time favorite amongst locals. This pet-friendly boutique specializes in women’s vintage-inspired clothing, handmade jewelry, cocktail books, home decor and gifts for kids. Bijou is another popular downtown boutique that combines a unique mix of whimsy, fashion and function. Complete with timeless styles for women of all ages, you’ll find outfits for anything from a girl’s night out to special occasions. If you and your shopping partner are looking for chic and fun, you'll love Andbe, Sole Tree and Wildflower Women. Next, take a flash to the past with antique shops for every style or stop for a souvenir at the General Store. Once you've worked up an appetite, the Paso Market Walk is the best place to pick up a snack, coffee and some local goods.
3) Wine Tasting
Fill her heart and her glass with a tour of Paso Robles' most highly-acclaimed wines. Discover Paso's diverse wine country as you make your way along charming backroads and stunning vineyard views. Choose from seven wine trails each with unique adventures to plan your itinerary. Not sure which to choose? Begin your journey in the town square where you’ll find more than 20 tastings rooms sprinkled among the shops and restaurants. For a weekend of tastings you can hit Booker, Lone Madrone and Grey Wolf in one day, all located off 46 West. Follow this with a tour of Adelaida Road or San Miguel — home to Daou, Thacher, Villa San Juliette, Paris Valley Road and more.
4) Wine Country Adventure
Round up the adventurous mother daughter duos! Paso is the perfect place for trying something new and seeing California's Central Coast wine scene from a different perspective. From horseback riding to hot air balloons, scavenger hunts to hot springs, nothing brings you closer than creating once in a lifetime memories with your loved ones. For last minute gifters, we recommend making plans for your return trip by booking your next adventure now. Central Coast Trail Rides offers gift cards so mom can cash in her trail ride of choice when the time is right. While wine country tour groups such as, Uncorked Wine Tours, have unique Mother's Day specials (such as a Women Winemaker's Tour with champagne included!)
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5) Dinner Date
There's nothing a mom appreciates more than a meal she doesn't have to clean up after. Take the mom in your life out on the town for a dinner date — whether it's a family affair or a reservation for two, you'll find plenty of restaurant options in Paso Robles. Enjoy walkable, downtown choices that satisfy every craving; Fish Gaucho, Goshi Japanese Dining, and Jeffry's Wine Country BBQ are just a few favorites surrounding the Downtown City Park. Extend the festivities by stopping at a downtown wine bar or lounge before your meal. For a change of scenery, take a drive to the outskirts of town; Tin City boasts Michelin-star restaurant, Six Test Kitchen, while just down the road, The Restaurant at JUSTIN serves Michelin-plated meals.