Paso Robles, otherwise known as The Pass of the Oaks, is a beautiful, rolling hill area producing a quantity of winegrape varieties with over 200 tasting rooms on 40,000 vineyard acres. As well, the area is known for its beautiful groves of olives which go well as an accompaniment to a glass of wine!
The late fall/winter months are a tad cooler during the day with temperatures ranging in the low-mid-60's but the upside is that the crowds are smaller, making it easier to access popular wineries, eateries, breweries, distilleries and other tourist sights. And don't forget to take advantage of coupons and discounts on wineries and hotels.
If travelling with your family and have the time, buy some local produce, olives, drinks and drive to Barney Schwartz Park Lake and have a picnic by the water. Or, go to Zoo to You which serves as a Conservation park for animals . The Children's Museum in Paso Robles is a volunteer firehouse fun time for kids as learning is done through playing. In the north-east, there is the Estrella Warbird Museum which displays military plans, weapons and memorabilia.
The 11th annual Garagiste Wine Festival occurs Nov. 11-13th in downtown Paso Robles. The event specializes in the smaller wine grower who do not have wine-tasting rooms but have specialized in crafting wonderful blends unknown to the general public. Rare and hard to find wines..a definite must for the wine lover.
Tickets can be purchased online. For the evening, check out the spectacular Lights at Sensorio by artist Bruce Munro. Over 15 acres of dazzling, colorful sphere lights light up your walking tour.
Enjoy your stay at the Best Western Plus Black Oak in Paso Robles which includes a pool, hot tub, fitness centre as well being committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation. A perfect fall/winter get away!