Featuring a world-famous art installation, amazing wine, a luxury resort that provides a Zen-influenced respite, there’s beauty, inspiration, and fun at every turn in Paso’s near-Eastside.
Created by acclaimed British artist, Bruce Munro, Sensorio is the perfect nighttime spectacular featuring a sea of lights spread across 15 rolling acres. Designed with 60,000 stemmed glass spheres lit by fiber optic, solar-powered cables, the massive experiential art installation creates a stunning and walkable experience. Due to an overwhelming demand, the art installation has extended its dates through 2020.
Begin Your Road Trip to Paso Robles
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Coming off I-5 and driving west along Highway 46 the first winery you’ll find is the famed Tobin James. Tobin James epitomizes a Paso mantra: Make serious wines, but don’t take yourself too seriously. Put another way, Tobin James is all about drinking well and having a ball doing it. As you continue down the highway, stop and explore the cave tours at Eberle, whose founder, Gary Eberle, is known world over as the Godfather of California Syrah. (Tip: try the Syrah. Duh.) At Robert Hall Winery there’s award-winning wines and hands-down the best bocce court in the Central Coast. And no wine road trip is complete without a stop at historic J. Lohr Vineyards, which despite its fame is still family owned and operated.
The Zen of the Staying + Playing
The Allegretto Vineyard Resort boasts a luxurious experience with the sole aim of bringing guests calm, inspiration and smiles. The hotel is filled with rare art and artifacts handpicked from the private collection of the owner, Doug Ayres. The resort also boasts the world’s first Sonic Labyrinth ‘Sound Circle,’ designed to utilize space and wind instrument sounds as a way to compel guests to slow their pace and become more mindful. The resort also has a spa and a cabana-lined pool for those looking for more traditional ways to relax. And golf is never a good walk spoiled at the acclaimed Hunter Ranch Golf Club. The serenity-inducing course is perfect for wannabe pros and novices alike. Just remember: be the ball.