Westside Paso Robles Road Trip – Gateway to the Sea
Uncover Paso’s miles of back road loops, tucked-away wineries and secret locals-only spots with the 8 Must-Drive Road Trips in Paso Robles.
This guide provides an inside look on where to stay and play, must-try dishes and fresh open-air activities. Get ready to take to the open road and discover the wonders of Paso Robles.
Starting on 46 West – Paso’s gateway to the sea – this iconic thoroughfare snakes to historic Highway 1 from the 101, carving up and over the coastal Santa Lucia Mountain Range through hillside vineyards and ends with life-changing vistas overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This Westside route is one you will definitely want to add to your #realCAroadtrip.
From Adelaida Vineyards & Winery to Thacher Winery, the Westside of Paso is home to tucked-away wineries on sleepy two-lane roads. Visit the castle at Tooth & Nail Winery for great wines with even greater stories behind their fabled Rabble brand. Next door you’ll find the Barton Family Wines at Grey Wolf Cellars, and a cozy patio with vineyard views. Cruise through the oaks on Vineyard Drive or soak in the stunning views from Adelaida Road and awaken your palate.
In the heart of the Paso Robles wine region, winemakers, brewers, bartenders, chemists and overall spirit enthusiasts have made their mark with world class distilled spirits. Stop at RE:FIND Distillery for a taste of delicious spirits crafted from Paso’s premium wine grapes, then head to KROBĀR Craft Distillery for spectacular hilltop views overlooking vineyards and Highway 46 West.
Jack Creek Farms
Swing by Jack Creek Farms located right off of Highway 46 West for fresh produce, honey, antiques, amazing gifts, apple cider slushies (yum!) and Instagram worthy selfies. Oh, and did we mention it’s the oldest pumpkin patch in all of San Luis Obispo County?
Olive Oil Tasting
You’ll find two of Paso’s elite olive oil farms, Pasolivo and Kiler Ridge Olive Farm, on Paso’s Westside. At each, you can experience fun and educational tastings that will forever change how you view olive oil.
In the last few miles of Highway 46 West, you’ll be met by views of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range cascading down to the sea. Soak in this majestic descent at several designated overlooks along the route (you can’t miss them). Prepare to be awestruck as you look out on the massive hills slinking into the curved coastlines of Morro Bay and Cayucos and the big blue slate of the Pacific Ocean.
Bountiful, beautiful and endless room for roaming, Paso Robles is the Real California you’ve been missing. It’s where the rest of the world melts away – plan your road trip today!
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