Paso Robles Attractions
From the Wineries to the Missions
From wineries to historic downtown, to the legendary Hearst Castle, Central Coast and Paso Robles attractions are as diverse as our region’s wine varietals. Browse our favorite Central Coast attractions below and plan travel with Hampton Inn Paso Robles today.
Paso Robles Wineries
There are over 200 wineries in the Central Coast Wine Region. Arrange a wine tour or explore on your own to sample everything from Zinfandels to Cabernet Sauvignons to Syrahs and beyond.
Historic Downtown Paso Robles
Venture into historic Downtown Paso Robles to dine, shop and participate in local events. The City Park hosts festivals, parades, exhibits and celebrations throughout the year. While here, take advantage of photo opportunities at the Carnegie Library and admire the historic acorn-building clock tower. Indulge in wine tastings and Central Coast cuisine.
Central Coast Towns
Our hotel is located just 30-45 minutes away from the coastal communities of San Simeon, Cambria, Cayucos, and Morro Bay. The picturesque route of Highway 46 West takes you to Highway 1 and the coast side towns. Along the coast, Highway 1 extends north to Big Sur and Monterey and to the south past Morro Bay is Montana de Oro State Park.
The legendary Hearst Castle is the hilltop estate that was built by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. The Castle encompasses the Casa Grande, three opulent guesthouses, and 127 acres of fragrant gardens, terraces, pools and walkways. The main home, built in the Mediterranean Revival style, encompasses 165 rooms displaying an impressive European and Mediterranean art collection.
Explore California’s rich history at the Mission San Miguel de Arcangel and Mission San Antonio de Padua. These treasured Paso Robles, CA attractions were founded in the late 1700’s and hold important artifacts, which can be viewed during a tour. Mission San Antonio de Padua is the state’s third mission and has not been altered in two centuries. Call Mission San Miguel de Arcangel at (805) 467-3256 and Mission San Antonio de Padua at (831) 385-4478.
Paso Robles Pioneer Museum
At the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum, explore a colorful collection of written and visual history. There are well-organized and detailed displays, historical literature and events throughout the year that aims to preserve Paso Robles culture. The museum is open 1pm-4pm Monday-Thursday. Please call (805) 239-4556 for more information.
Experience the healing effects of water at our nearby spas and natural hot sulfur springs. In the 19th and 20th centuries, people flocked to Paso Robles for what they believed to be the curative powers of the geothermal waters.
The Northern Elephant Seal
The Piedras Blancas rookery, located on Highway 1 seven miles north of San Simeon on the California Central Coast, is home to approximately 17,000 animals, including Northern Elephant Seal, an exquisite marine mammal. The area is open for viewing every day of the year. No admission fee or reservation is required.
Zipline Canopy Tours at Margarita Adventure
Discover a soaring taste of California history, nature, wine and adventure. Embark on four distinct ziplines spanning more than 3,000 combined feet, starting with an epic 1,300-foot valley crossing and finishing with forested vineyard views.
The Vina Robles Amphitheatre
The Vina Robles Amphitheatre, where European Inspiration meets California Character and the stars always shine. Here, two of California's great compositions meet, as exceptional wine and intimate live music are paired to create an unforgettable wine country experience. The boutique amphitheatre is nestled on a picturesque, oak-dotted hillside in Paso Robles on California's Central Coast. With its opening in the summer of 2013, the Vina Robles Amphitheatre became one of the largest outdoor venues for arts and entertainment in San Luis Obispo County. Featuring a style reminiscent of the California missions, guests are able to immerse themselves in a unique and intimate concert adventure as they enjoy modern amenities and first class hospitality.