Exploring Downtown Paso Robles

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Historic mural at the Paso Robles Inn

Continued from
 A Road Trip to Paso Robles

Paso Robles, a ranch and winery town set halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is my favorite getaway destination in the state of California.

I use the Spanish pronounciation, “Pahhso Rrroh-bless,” instead of the more local/gringo “Pass-o Roe-bulls.” Either way you say it, though, it simply means: “The Pass of the Oaks.” 

Though I’d visited Paso Robles many times before, this was the first time I stayed in the area’s sweet, small and historic downtown.

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Central California: Paso Robles

Paso Robles is a dream to us for its light, its soft hills, and its modest elegance. Four hours north of Los Angeles, it’s really best for a long weekend.

It’s our favorite place to go wine tasting in Central California, and our Valentine’s weekend escape of choice.

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