North CountyPaso Robles, or simply “Paso” by locals, gets its name from the ubiquitous oak trees in the area – “the pass of the oaks.” Here in Paso Robles CA, you’ll find the rich history of the spirit of the Old West and the fine living and dining in the natural beauty of Central California. Here, a laid-back, country lifestyle meets the sunny Golden Coast in perfect harmony. A friendly community of cowboys, surfer girls, and winemakers are just waiting to show you the very best Paso Robles has to offer. Paso Robles offers a charming downtown area that includes stunning accommodations, boutiques, clothing shops, antique stores, wine and olive oil tasting rooms and restaurants. Paso Robles has put itself on the wine map of the world. Central California is fast becoming the new Napa Valley and Paso Robles hosts thousands of wine enthusiasts each year for wine festivals, vineyard caravans and tours, wine tasting or to holding a special event in the vineyards. Paso Robles is about 24 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, nestled along the Salinas River in the Santa Lucia Coastal Mountain Range of central California. Besides its location to the ocean, its valleys, rolling hills and varied elevation gives Paso Robles the perfect climate for grapes and wine-making. Temperatures range between 80 and over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and drop to 40 to 60 degrees at night; the fluctuation is one of the key factors area wine makers site in the resulting varietal character found only in grapes grown in this area. Paso Robles has been at the center of grape-growing since the late 1700s and today boasts nearly 200 wineries over more than 26,000 acres of vineyards on which about 40 varietals of wine grow. Culture and heritage are celebrated in style in Paso Robles. The community’s early western history is reflected in the beautiful Victorian homes, Old West Downtown, weekend celebrations and historical museums year round. Be sure to relive a bit of early California and enjoy the healing hot springs or plan a trip in the summer for the California Mid-State Fair. There is a never ending list of Paso Robles activities. With lakes, concert venues, breweries, horseback riding, hot springs, water park and art exhibits, you will never have a dull moment during your visit to Paso. Thanks to the amazing weather and local talent, you can always find something to do no matter the season.Paso Robles Wine Country | Paso Robles Vacation Guide
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