Whether you plan to spend your day tasting your way through 2013’s Wine Region of the Year, touring the famous Hearst Castle, or playing a round of golf at one of the championship golf courses, taking a drive to the coast or just relaxing by the pool, Paso Robles Inn is your perfect home away from home in the middle of the variety of things to do in San Luis Obispo County during your Paso Robles, California, vacation.
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Below are some of our favorite Paso Robles attractions and things to do on the Central Coast or download our Martin Resorts 101 Reasons to Exit Highway 101 guide for hotspots all along the Central Coast.
The highlight of any visit to Paso Robles, our wine country is home to more than 200 wineries and 25,000 acres of grapes on the vine. Enjoying your own tour of any one of the Paso Robles wine country wineries and tasting rooms is a great way to spend a California day.
For more information on the wine region, contact the Paso Wine Country Alliance by calling 800-549-WINE.
The renowned Central Coast landmark of Hearst Castle is a scenic 45-minute drive from the Paso Robles Inn. Former home of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, the castle is a must-see, with its vast collection of European artwork, architectural magnificence, incredible pools and gardens, and a unique glimpse into the lifestyle of one of American's leading publishing greats.
Five distinct tours are available. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 1-800-444-4445 to reserve your tour.
National Geographic Theater's documentary film "Hearst Castle - Building the Dream," shown on their huge iWERKS theater screen, takes you into the history and construction of Hearst Castle like you've never seen. The National Geographic Theater is located in the Hearst Castle Visitor Center.
Paso Robles Inn is near many of the region's top championship golf courses, giving you an enticing variety of choices for your next golf outing.
Located approximately 5 miles from the Paso Robles Inn, Hunter Ranch Golf Course is one of the best-conditioned, most beautiful 18-hole golf courses in California and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Designed by Mike McGinnis and the late Ken Hunter Jr., the 18-hole course features rolling hills, century-old oaks and stunning views of the neighboring vineyards and ranches that define the Central Coast. Hunter Ranch is a California hidden gem that mixes the small-town charm of Paso Robles with a world-class Central Coast golf experience in San Luis Obispo County.
For more information call 805-237-7444.
Located just a few minutes from the Inn, the Paso Robles Golf Club is an 18-hole, 6,215 yard, par 71 championship course that provides an inviting golf experience for the low handicapper and the enthusiastic player alike. For more information call 805-238-4722.
Just 10 minutes South of Paso Robles, this hilly course is situated among beautiful oak trees, with a creek that winds through six of the course’s holes. For more information call 805-466-8848.
Lined with quaint boutiques and antique storefronts, gourmet restaurants, wine tasting rooms, olive tasting rooms, wine bars, art galleries, and fascinating architecture, the main streets of downtown Paso Robles are located within walking distance from the Paso Robles Inn.
Enjoy a day's stroll through the history and splendor of historic Paso Robles.
Something for the Kids
The Paso Robles Childrens Museum, is located at 623 13th Street in the heart of downtown Paso Robles. A fun place for children and families to Play, Learn and Get Creative on the Central Coast.
After you're done exploring at the Children's Museum head over to Powell's Sweet Shoppe for a SWEET treat. Located on 11th Street, across from Park Cinemas in downtown Paso Robles. They feature an assortment of nostalgic candy and toys, flavored popcorn, gelato, novelty items, and sodas. Stop by and sample the daily offerings. You're in for a treat when you visit here!
The Paso Robles Inn offers convenient Lake Nacimiento lodging and a pleasant 17-mile drive takes you to a place full of outdoor opportunities. Whether you prefer water skiing or fishing, boating or sunbathing, the pristine Lake Nacimiento has something for everyone. For more information call 805-238-3256.
Each Tuesday and Saturday local farmers and producers bring their goods to the Paso Robles City Park for the City of Paso Farmers' Market. Tempt your senses with the displays of fresh produce and flowers, handmade crafts, and more.
The Farmers' Market is a year-round event, open Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and from 8 a.m. – 12 noon on Saturdays.
A visit to California's coast is incomplete without a day in the sun at one of the area's beautiful beaches. From the North Coast of San Simeon or Morro Bay to the South Coast of Avila Beach or Pismo Beach, the great coast activities include strolling miles of pristine beaches, horseback riding, kayaking, and ATV rentals.
The Central Coast is a cornucopia of outdoors activities. All kinds of adventures, from surfing or kayaking along the coast to bicycling quiet country roads, await you. Central Coast Outdoors at 888-873-5610 offers numerous day trips in the area.