How to pick the perfect vacation rental in Paso Robles
Paso Robles, California is known primarily for its abundance of wineries and mineral hot springs, including the Paso Robles Inn, Franklin Hot Springs, and River Oaks Hot Springs. In other words, it’s the ultimate self-care destination. Most of Paso Robles’ attractions—such as the hot springs, the annual Zinfandel Festival, and the California Mid-State Fair—take place within minutes of downtown, which means you never have to go far to treat yourself.
Follow these tips to help you pick the perfect Paso Robles vacation rental for your travel plans.
- Where to stay for the California Mid-State Fair:The California Mid-State Fair comes to the Paso Robles Event Center every summer, bringing some of the hottest names in country and hip-hop. The 2019 Fair will Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, Cardi B, and several other artists to Paso Robles from July 17-28. For easy access to the Fair, book a vacation rental near the Paso Robles Event Center, right off California State Route 46.
- Where to stay for the Zinfandel Festival:Paso Robles raises a glass to this festival’s namesake variety with a three-day celebration that includes winery events and workshops. The 2019 Zinposium Seminar will feature a panel of winemakers to take attendees through a tasting history of the Zinfandel grape. The festival kicks off on March 15 at the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom. Book a vacation rental in downtown Paso Robles to be close to it all.
- Where to stay to take a winery tour:Immerse yourself in California’s Central Coast with a full-day Hearst Castle & Wine Tour. Newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst called the castle his home for several decades; after his death, it became a California State Park. Nowadays, the Hearst Castle offers spectacular views and a magnificent collection of art and antiques. The tour winds through Cambria for lunch and a stroll through some art galleries, before ending with a visit to three local wineries in Paso Robles. The Hearst Castle & Wine Tour departs from the Paso Robles Inn, located in downtown Paso Robles, just after 7 a.m. If you want a more low-key winery trip, book a vacation rental in downtown Paso Robles anyway and visit the D’Anbino Vineyards and Cellars, LXV Wine Tasting Room, or the aptly titled Paso Robles Wineries.
- Where to stay to visit hot springs:Paso Robles’ mineral hot springs attracted Native Americans to the Central Coast thousands of years ago, and turned the town into a popular rest stop for travelers on the Camino Real trail. Today, only three locations offer the therapeutic hot springs experience: the Paso Robles Inn in the city’s downtown area; the Franklin Hot Springs, 10 minutes southeast of downtown; and the River Oaks Hot Springs, 10 minutes north of downtown. For the most centralized experience, book a vacation rental in downtown Paso Robles near the Paso Robles Inn, and visit all three hot springs during your stay.
- How to choose your Paso Robles rental experience:The majority of events in Paso Robles take place at one of two locations: the Paso Robles Event Center, or the downtown Paso Robles Inn. Luckily, both locations are only a mile apart. Book a quaint condo or house near downtown Paso Robles and you can go on a self-guided walking tour of the town’s numerous wineries and restaurants. Top it off with a trip to the Paso Robles Inn hot springs for the ultimate day of self-pampering.