Destination guide

Don't just pass through Paso Robles

Paso Robles spreads out on the hills behind the Santa Lucia Coastal Range, poking its ranches and world-class wineries into every chaparral-clad corner of California's mid-state highlands. This is a place to don the Stetson and issue a "yee-haw" into the cloudless sky, if only to kick-start those wine-tasting sessions and pioneer history lessons in local museums. You can bag Paso Robles vacation rentals between the rolling vineyards in the countryside or go for swish modern pads amidst the handsome Victorian-era homes of the historic center.


Paso Robles has festivals galore

Perhaps you're in town for the California Mid-State Fair, in July? Prepare for foot-stomping, line-dancing country music shows, rollicking rock bands and – of course – plenty of Paso wines, too. Alternatively, you may be coming for the Olive Festival, when local farmers compete to see who makes the best oils. Others might prefer to book their Paso Robles vacation rentals during the Wine Festival, in May. It's run for decades and sees over 100 winemakers converge on the town with their tipples of Californian reds and whites.


Paso Robles – pop a cork in the summer

Just a glance at the festival schedule of Paso Robles should show that this town is at its most vibrant and happening during the Californian summer. That's when the wine festivals, olive oil festivals and the Mid-State Fair pass through. It's also the period with the best weather, lasting roughly from May to September. If you'd prefer to dodge the crowds and have the wineries all to yourself, you could consider coming in spring – in April, or fall – in October.

Natural features

Paso Robles is up on the dusty hills

You'll need to wend your way up through the coastal peaks of the pine-dressed Santa Lucia Coastal Range to discover the hidden wine Mecca of Paso Robles. The town sprawls on a wide plateau, some 730 feet above sea level. There aren't any iconic national parks and reserves in the region, just good old Californian backcountry. It rises and falls in a patchwork of green hills peppered with olive trees and dressed in a blanket of vineyards. The Salinas River extends northwards, fringed with ranches and wide fields of crops.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Paso Robles

Fly into San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), the closest airport, located 27 mi (43.4 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Paso Robles Station.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Paso Robles?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Paso Robles:

  • River Oaks: 19 vacation rentals
  • Los Osos: 227 vacation rentals
  • Marine Terrace: 139 vacation rentals
  • Park Hill: 68 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 36 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Paso Robles?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Paso Robles. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Paso Robles Event Center: 623 vacation rentals
  • Windward Vineyard: 780 vacation rentals
  • Paso Robles Golf Club: 654 vacation rentals
  • Harris Stage Lines: 500 vacation rentals
  • Paso Robles Children's Museum: 688 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Paso Robles listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Paso Robles?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 523 Houses in Paso Robles. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Paso Robles include:

  • Cottages: 60 rentals available
  • Villas: 8 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 60 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Paso Robles?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 142 vacation rentals with pool available in Paso Robles. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.