The rolling hills of
Paso are magnificent and only the tip of the vast beauty of the
you arrive in Paso from any direction you can feel the warmth,
hospitality and western attitude of this friendly country town.
Big pick up
trucks, men in cowboy hats and oak trees are a common sight
in the city of Paso. There is no other town on the Central Coast
of California that can boast of a thriving economy, rodeos and miles of
My wife and I
love to ride over the hill from Cambria to Paso.
The most beautiful views of the central coast are located on hwy 46
between Cambria and Paso Robles. If you want to see rolling
hills, oak trees, the rock in Morro Bay and vineyards try taking a trip
across the hill on hwy
46. In fact, I have been told Patty Hearst has a place off hwy 46.
The history of
this city is really cool. According to a
publication written by the city, "This beautiful, rolling hills area of
the Central Coast that we know as the City of El Paso De Robles or Paso
Robles and “Paso” to locals, has always been renowned for thermal
springs. The Salinan Indians—the most historical inhabitants of the
area—were here thousands of years even before the mission era. They
knew this area as the “Springs” or the “Hot Springs.” The Indians, and
later the Mission Fathers and their congregations, found relief from
various ailments in the therapeutic waters and soothing mud
baths." To read more about the history of Paso Click Here.
industry in Paso Robles has been around for years and
years. It is said the Spanish in the 1700's started growing
grapes in the fertile soil located in the area.
tasting is a very popular attraction. My wife and I
know several people in the wine business and to them it is an art not a
business. If you like wine tasting you will not be disappointed,
In the last five
years we have seen at least 5 new wineries go up on
hwy 46. It is said, the Paso Robles area is the fastest growing
wine region in
world, maybe the United States, I don't remember. I do know there
are so many vineyards in the hills around the city you can't count them.
We have visited
several vineyards outside
of Paso Robles and we highly recommend you make an effort to drive out
surrounding hills to see the spectacular vineyards and the houses of
To see the vineyards, without going on a tour, all you have to do is
head out hwy 46 towards Bakersfield. Go to Airport Road and take
a left, if you are going east on hwy 46. Of course, if you are
coming from Bakersfield you go right. Go out Airport Road till it
dead ends and you will find all the grape vineyards you will ever want
to see. As you ride, take a look at the houses. There are
some real mansions in those hills.
It is incredible, the passion the grape farmers in Paso Robles have for
growing grapes and making wine. To vineyard owners making wine
is a craft not just a business.
If you visit the Central Coast of California make sure you take time to
drive over the hill to Paso. You will enjoy the drive and the
you need to know about Paso!
Do - If
you are looking for things to do in Paso you will not be bored.
There is wine tasting and plenty of local events. We are going to
be adding information on a regular basis so click on the RSS button and
stay in touch. If you would like a complete list of things to do
in Paso Click Here!
Paso Robles Wine Festival information Click
Lake Nacimiento Click Here.
Wildflowers Click Here
Stay - If you are
planning a vacation or a
day trip to this city you need to plan in advance. We want to help you
find the perfect place to stay. You have a wide select and we
suggest you try using Kayak to book your motel or hotel.
Eat - You will
enjoy dining in Paso.
Do you like barbeque's, steak, or fine dining? Regardless of your taste
in food you will find the perfect place. For a complete list of
restaurants Click Here!
1. Springside Restaurant Click Here.