Paso Robles in Bloom

Spring has sprung in Paso Robles

Located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles’s rolling hills and sloping vineyards are alive with vibrant wildflowers, yellow mustard and emerald-green grapevines. The wine is flowing at our 200-plus wineries, safe alfresco dining is available everywhere and our tree-lined  back roads are open for roaming. Whether you’re looking for a romantic get away or simply need to leave the Zooms behind and clear your head and breathe the country air with your sweetheart, here’s why Paso Robles is your perfect springtime destination.

     

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Wildflowers

Every spring Paso Robles’ rolling landscape is literally blanketed in vibrant colors. Occurring every spring after the winter rains, Paso’s wildflower superbloom paints the hills in a patchwork sea of purples, yellows, oranges and pinks. Just a minutes drive from downtown, and you and yours can be picnicking and posing among the miles and miles of these posies, which include baby blue eyes, goldfields, mustard, owl’s clover, California poppies, tidy tips and purple vetch. While you can spy these pops of color sparsely throughout the landscape around Paso, you'll find the most awe-inspiring display to the east off Shell Creek Road. Starting in Creston, head south toward Route 58, all long the way there are plenty of pull-off points to take in this stunning springtime phenomenon.

LIGHT AT SENSORIO

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. Beginning April 15 couples will be able to experience an entirely new, adjacent viewing area featuring Munro’s Light Towers. The new Light Towers was created to celebrate Paso Robles wine country, and features 69 towers composed of more than 17,000 wine bottles illuminated with glowing optic fibers whose colors morph to a musical score. At Sensorio, you can walk through the installations, have a cocktail of glass of wine, or treat yourself to the VIP experience, which gives you access to a terrace lined with cozy couches and fire pits that overlook the exhibits.

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Cruise Vineyard Drive

As the name implies, Vineyard Drive is a back road adventure among undulating vineyards and tucked-away wineries. As you make your way down the sleepy two-lane road shaded by towering oak trees city life and stress fade away – and your palate awakens.

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46 West - Where the Mountains Touch the Sea

In the last few miles of 46 West, you can view the Santa Lucia Coastal Mountain Range cascading down to the sea. Soak in this majestic descent at several designated overlooks along the route (you can’t miss them). Prepared to be awestruck as you look out on the massive hills slinking into the curved coastlines of Morro Bay and Cayucos and the big blue slate of the Pacific. The vantage point is so high the roaming cattle below on the grassy hillsides appear as black specks.

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LUNCH IN THE VINEYARDS

Along this inspiring 15-mile corridor to the beaches -- and Highway 1, home of Hearst Castle -- sit some of Paso’s premier wineries with full-service restaurants, including Barton's Kitchen at Grey Wolf Cellars and Niner...

Downtown Dining

Amazing chefs have long been drawn to Paso Robles for its world-class wine and prized local farms. As a result, you can dine like a king or queen at every meal -- with plenty of alfresco options.

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Explore Places to Stay

With so much to see and do in Paso Robles, you might want to stay a while, especially as lodging options abound for every taste and budget. Visitors can truly escape to the wine country where the views are as luxurious as the accommodations. Those who prefer a little more action can stay downtown within easy walking distance of restaurants, cafés, shops and City Park. Whatever kind of escape you seek, you can bet that Paso Robles has just the right place to lay your head.

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. 

Discover the unique charm of our Central Coast hotels. La Bellasera Hotel & Suites features carefully crafted architecture, seamlessly blending Mediterranean and Italian influences to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, as well as a celebrated restaurant and a collection of refined spacious suites.

Delight in sprawling vineyards and scenic wineries with a stay at modern and sleek La Quinta by Wyndham Paso Robles, ideally located off Route 46 near. Throughout your stay, enjoy the outdoor pool, on-site fitness center, and free breakfast. If you're here on business, make use of our two meeting rooms. 
 

    

Postcards From Paso Robles

Experience Paso Robles in postcards with this limited edition 4 pack showing some of our favorite places to see and...

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