3-Day Itinerary in Paso Robles, California

3-Day Itinerary in Paso Robles, California

Paso Robles is a charming wine country destination nestled in the heart of California's Central Coast. With its picturesque vineyards, award-winning wineries, and a thriving culinary scene, Paso Robles offers a delightful getaway for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

In this 3-day itinerary, we will guide you through the must-visit attractions, the finest vineyards, and the hidden gems that make Paso Robles a truly unforgettable destination.

Day 1: Wine Tasting and Culinary Delights


Start the morning by petting alpacas, goats, and more at Capaldi's Ranch Tour. It's a family friendly tour great for all ages. You can also pickup handmade alpaca products and free range eggs for breakfast. 


Head to downtown Paso Robles for a delightful lunch experience. The downtown area is filled with charming eateries and farm-to-table restaurants. We enjoyed pizza and paella at La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant

Take some time to explore the charming square and shops in this area for souvenirs. 

Head to CASS Winery for their vineyard views from a gorgeous outdoor patio and wood fire oven for bites. 

The beautiful Eberle Winery is known for its stunning hilltop views and exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Take a free guided tour of the vineyard, explore the wine caves, and indulge in a tasting of their exquisite wines.


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More options: Justin VineyardsCalcareous VineyardDaouBooker VineyardTooth & Nail


For an exquisite Michelin Guide dinner, head to in bloom for innovative Californian cuisine and delicious cocktails. 

If you have room for desert, visit Leo Leo Gelato right next door! 

Be sure to book sunset tickets to enjoy Sensorio, an immer­sive walk-through out­door exhib­it made of thousands of colorful lights. Live music, food and bev­er­age, local wine, beer and dis­tilled spir­its are avail­able onsite dur­ing event hours. 


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Day 2: Tin City Exploring


Start with brunch at brunch. in downtown Paso Robles for mimosas, breakfast pizza, and s'mores french toast! 


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More options: Thomas Hill OrganicsSpearhead Coffee.


Spend the day exploring Tin City, filled with winery tasting rooms, beer, cider, spirits, and food. 

We enjoyed Aaron, ONX Wines, Barrel House Brewing Co., Olivas de Oro, Etto Pastificio, and Negranti Creamery


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Pick up some pasta and ice cream to enjoy back in your accommodations like we did, or go to enjoy pasta cooked by experts at Il Cortile, which we visited the night we arrived. Afterwords enjoy drinks at Alchemists’ Garden


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More options: Fish GauchoThe Hatch Rotisserie & Bar

Day 3: Exploring the Outdoors

Morning: Visit to the magnificent Hearst Castle, a historic landmark that showcases the opulence and grandeur of the bygone era. Take a guided tour of the castle, stroll through the stunning gardens, and immerse yourself in the fascinating stories of its past.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration by visiting one of the many scenic parks in the area. Paso Robles boasts numerous hiking trails, such as the Salinas River Trail or the Estrella River Trail, where you can enjoy picturesque views and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Pack a picnic and unwind in the peaceful surroundings while savoring the flavors of the region.

Indulge in a rejuvenating spa experience at one of Paso Robles' luxurious wellness retreats. Pamper yourself with a massage or a relaxing soak in the natural mineral hot springs that the region is famous for. Let the tranquil surroundings and the healing properties of the hot springs melt away your stress and leave you feeling refreshed.

Franklin Hot Springs
Paso Robles Inn 
River Oak Shot Springs 


End your trip with a delicious dinner at any of the places previously mentioned. 

Where to Stay in Paso Robles

Paso Robles has many options in downtown and airbnbs. We chose to stay at Capaldi's Ranch House which allowed for beautiful views and an animal filled farm stay.


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While there are many options for tastings within walking distance once downtown or in Tin City, it is easy to Uber between wineries which are all about 10-20 minutes by car. 

Tuscan inspired vineyard: Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Luxury getaway: Inn Paradiso

Boutique hotel in Downtown: Hotel ChevalPaso Robles Inn 

Comfortable and affordable: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Paso Robles, Holiday Inn Express Paso Robles 



Paso Robles offers an enchanting blend of wine, culinary delights, natural beauty, and relaxation. This 3-day itinerary provides a glimpse into the wonders that await you in this hidden gem of California's Central Coast. Whether you're a wine aficionado, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, Paso Robles is sure to captivate your heart and leave you with cherished memories.

Remember to plan your visit ahead of time, as some attractions and wineries may require reservations. Embrace the charm of Paso Robles and let this remarkable destination inspire you to embark on an unforgettable journey of exploration and indulgence.


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