Stay, Dine, Explore – Paso is Safe and Open
Paso Robles is open. Wine country, the Field of Light at Sensorio, distilleries and breweries, hotels, shops, art studios and yes, restaurants are open.
We live where the world dreams of vacationing. Now is the time to enjoy the many charms of Paso Robles and experience for yourself why Travel + Leisure and the New York Times named Paso Robles a must-visit in 2020.
Paso Robles’ businesses are all practicing state and county-mandated protective measures to ensure your rediscovery is a safe one.
Together we can spark and sustain our tourism economy and help our neighbors pave the way for a safe and robust revival. Here’s your guide to exploring and rediscovering why we choose to call Paso home. #SavorPaso
Explore your lodging options for your next stay in Paso Robles.
Paso: Open and Safe
Using guidelines from the CDC, the state and the county, Paso’s businesses have implemented uniform safety standards to protect the wellbeing of employees, guests and our community. These include specific training, signage, measures to protect employee health, guidelines for physical distancing, and increased sanitation and disinfection efforts. While everyone is responsible for his/her own safety, businesses throughout Paso Robles are doing everything possible to welcome you back.
So, when you begin re-exploring your hometown, or book a staycation, you can feel confident you are entering a safe and healthy Paso Robles.
#SavorPaso empowers Paso Roblans to shape our community’s future. The lifestyle and quality life we enjoy is paramount to the recovery of our community.
Downtown City Park Dining Presented by JUSTIN
In response to California mandates to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Paso pivoted to support its downtown restaurants, wineries and businesses. A section of the iconic Downtown Paso City Park was transformed into a safe al fresco dining experience, complete with private farmhouse style tables, a sanitation team and host, and bistro lighting.
Open June 18 – October 31, the free alfresco dining section safely hosted 7,040 local diners, supported 43 restaurants, won the praise of Forbes Magazine and served as a model for other communities.
How it worked - Diners ordered takeout, including wine, beer and cocktails, from local businesses then headed to the park’s shaded dining section where a host would guide the group to their private, sanitized table. The experience was launched to encourage SLOcals to safely get out of the house, explore the paradise we call home and support one of the key pillars of tourism – our family-owned restaurants and downtown winery tasting rooms.
The program was developed by Travel Paso, Main Street Association, Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Business Association, with the support of thirty-seven sponsors and vendors, including presenting sponsor JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery.
Thank you to all of the diners who supported our local community. We love Paso!
Taste Paso Cuisine
Whether choosing delivery, take-out – and yes, dine-in service – there have never been more ways to relish our community’s wealth of culinary delights. From gourmet French fare to California cuisine, gastropub delights to Italian, Thai, sushi and pizza to al pastor street tacos, Paso’s restaurants are open. What’s more, many are offering cocktails, bottles of wine and beer to go. Here’s your complete guide on how to dig into Paso Robles’ restaurants. … and don’t forget dessert.
Your child’s teacher, your police officers and firefighters, your favorite bartender and your friend who works part-time at a local winery – they all depend on the engine of tourism.
Welcome Back to Paso Robles Wine Country
Wineries are reopening to the public while following strict State and County public health guidelines. Most wineries recommend making an appointment as part of the new guidelines. While your experience will look a bit different when you visit, you will still be greeted with Paso’s famously warm hospitality and, of course, our world-renown wine. For help navigating your wine country exploration, the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance has you covered. Watch the Welcome Back to Paso Robles Wine Country video to see some of the new safety precautions and guidelines our wineries are incorporating while celebrating the beauty, diversity, and flavors of Paso Robles Wine Country.
For those, who can’t make it to Paso yet, many of our wineries are still offering great deals and virtual tastings. To explore all the ways you can enjoy some of the 200-plus wineries from anywhere, peruse the Home With Paso Wine guide that outlines all the specials and experiences currently available.
Who Needs Some Retail Therapy?
Paso boasts an eclectic mix of local artisan shops, clothing boutiques, gourmet food, wine markets and more for every taste and style. Paso Robles’ shops are very much open and have you covered. Our retailers are ready for you with in-store browsing and/or curbside pickups and delivery service. It’s never been a better time to shop local, support independent business owners and perhaps even start thinking about your holiday shopping. Christmas in July?
Beer, Spirits, and Cider, Oh My!
Imbibe Local Brews and More
We may be known for wine, but Paso is also home to cutting-edge craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries. We have nearly 250 wineries, but also cutting-edge craft breweries, cideries, and the Paso Robles Distillery Trail.
The spirit of Paso comes together as an affiliation of farmers, winemakers, brewers, bartenders, chemists, and enthusiasts who take tremendous pride in creating quality, handcrafted products. It’s more than wine, it’s the art of the blend, the creation of new products, and the passion of the makers who call Paso home.
Paso’s dozen-plus craft distilleries are still slinging spirits (and hand sanitizer to keep the community safe). To see the various specials and to order a curbside pickup of your favorite local potent potable, check out the Paso Robles Distillery Trail.
Stay Active and Get Inspired
The show must go on. While large gatherings are still on hold, Paso Robles’s cultural institutions continue delivering innovative and fun ways to enrich our lives, including group art classes at Studios on the Park to virtual visits.
Internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light at Sensorio is now open. The array of more than 58,000 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics, gently illuminating the 15-acre landscape is scheduled to be open through January 3, 2021. Book your tickets in advance. With new physical distancing rules, Sensorio has time ticket entry, a one-way path to experience the exhibition, limited group size, mask coverings, and other safety measures to welcome you back.
Just by booking a staycation at a Paso Robles hotel, dining out, ordering local wine and spirits, or doing a curbside beer run at one of our local breweries – all of it will help your neighbors and get the ball rolling on our recovery.
Explore your lodging options for your next stay in Paso Robles.
New to Paso is The Stables, a hipster paradise brought to you by the folks who founded Paso’s Hotel Cheval. For a modern feel, be sure to check out Oxford Suites and Holiday Inn Express & Suites. For an urban overnight, The Piccolo is your spot.
If you’re rolling in an RV, Cava Robles will be your new favorite getaway.
And for those looking for more privacy, Paso boasts scores of private vacation rentals.
If any community can successfully fight its way back after the COVID-19 crisis its Paso Robles. We are a big-hearted and selfless community of innovators, creators, cowboys, and doers.
#SavorPaso encourages you to reengage those reasons you love living in Paso Robles while supporting your neighbors and ensuring Paso Robles bounces back. We live where others vacation. #SavorPaso allows you and your family to shake off that crisis-induced cabin fever, explore the majesty and charms of our city, and directly help the family businesses hit hard during the shutdown.