Paso Robles is a popular wine destination and pass-through for travelers heading to nearby beaches on the Central Coast. Yet, the city holds hidden gems for the visitor that takes time to discover them—over the course of a day or a whole weekend.

From the first commercial winery in the 1880s, to the hot mineral springs bath house attracting dignitaries in the 20s and 30s as a “health resort getaway,” Paso Robles is known to many as a spot for relaxation and leisure. The city of 30,000 (grown from 827 in 1890!) boasts a vibrant downtown with various restaurants, wine-tasting rooms, shops and events.