Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Central Coast of California should be on every food and wine enthusiasts travel itineraries.
And the village of Paso Robles with its incredible town square and hosts of chef driven restaurants and unique shops is the perfect spot to begin and end your days visiting this regions wine country.
A picturesque quaint Inn with First class accommodations, service, location and a lively wine bar called the Pony Club is the perfect spot to rest and relax.
The Paso Robles area is home to more than 200 wineries, the following are a few of my favorites:
Pack a picnic lunch from Trader Joes to enjoy at a winery, or treat yourself to a casual seafood lunch at Pier 46 seafood market
Santa Margarita adventures offers daily Zip Lining tours of there beautiful ranch and vineyards. Great fun for all ages!
When all day wine tasting and or adventure has you longing for a cocktail, I recommend margaritas at:
Villa Creek Restaurant and Bar
The perfect spot for great people watching, delicious Tapas and craft cocktails
A trip to Paso would not be complete without dinner at
Artisan. Chef Chris Kobayashi’s attention to detail utilizing the areas bounty, along with a Central Coast inspired wine list and soon to open cocktail bar always exceeds expectations.
As your memorable trip winds down be sure to enjoy a lunch “Alfresco” at:
Thomas Hill Organics
Something special is always being prepared in there outdoor wood burning oven. However, I would highly recommend the Pork Belly Banh Mi. This sandwich alone will have you planning your next visit to Paso before your car crosses the county line heading home.
Fly and drive from either LAX or SFO.
Tight on time……?
Regional airports with reduced drive times from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo