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6 Fun-Filled Things to do in Paso Robles 

Explore the Paso Robles region around Paso Robles, a California city in the California wine region, known for its lush olive groves, expansive vineyards, hot mineral baths, artists community and small-town hospitality. While there’s little of the fast-paced entertainment and excitement that you’d find in a larger or more cosmopolitan area, remember you can always use your mobile for some exciting Fair Go no deposit bonus codes entertainment while on the go.

Regardless of whether you’re a local or a visiting tourist, if you’re looking for some relaxing  vacation, you’ll find plenty to do in the Paso Robles region.

Some highlights:

Mineral Springs

The area around Paso Robles has been known of as a place of healing springs and mud baths for hundreds of years. People travel to Paso Robles to experience the benefits of the mineral baths and to enjoy Sand Spring and Iron Spring where springs bubble through the sand, producing soothing sensations.

Paso Robles sulphur springs and mud baths are known around the world. There are both hot and cold sulphur springs with bathhouses and resorts to accommodate visitors. Three of them include:

River Oaks Hot Springs Spa

River Oaks Hot Springs Spa is located in eastern Paso. There are both indoor and open-air tubs and therapy suits where you can get anything from massages to facials, body waxes to wraps.

Franklin Hot Springs

Franklin Hot Springs offers mineral-rich water where you can go for a dip in the Olympic-sized pool, aquatic fitness classes and more. There’s a lake nearby where you can canoe, fish or just relax on the beach.

Paso Robles Inn

At the Paso Robles Inn you’ll find a 98-room hotel build around a natural artesian hot springs well. Many of the rooms have their own spa tub where the mineral water bubbles out of the tap.

Estrella Warbird Museum

The Estrella Warbirds Museum is home to a vast collection of aircraft, military vehicles, military artifacts and other types of military memorabilia. The museum is dedicated to restoring and preserving these items along with the stories of the servicemen and women who flew and worked on military aircraft.

Visitors will view everything from early aircraft to modern fighter jets, early pilots licenses, personal items carried into combat by aircraft personnel, side arms, jeeps, antique ambulances, bombardier sites and other items of aviation history.

A new division is the Estrella WarBirds Woodland Automobile Display which displays items connected to auto racing.  Items on display include historical racing cars, classic automobiles and other types of unique artifacts from the world of automobile racing.

Wine Tasting Tours

Paso Robles is right in the middle of California’s wine country. Whether you’re a visitor who wants to experience the vineyards of California or a local who wants to explore the majesty of the vineyards around, you can either travel to the wineries yourself or take a day and join a wine tours. The wine tours are highly recommended because they give you an overview of different kinds of grapes, growing techniques and wines. Two of the best of the Paso Robles wine tours include:

Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tasting Tour

The Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tasting Tour leaves from Paso Robles every day. Each group selects four or five wineries that it wants to visit from a list of 60 options. At each winery you have a chance to hear a bit about the uniqueness of that winery and sample the wines. Options include both traditional wines and cutting-edge blends.

Grapeline

Grapeline wine tasting tour takes you on a tour of the Paso Robles wine country that is hosted by a guide who is intimately knowledgeable about the region’s wines.  There is a Vineyard Picnic Tour for couples and small groups and a customized private tour for larger groups and for small parties.

Paso Robles Pioneer Museum

The Paso Robles Pioneer Museum displays a collection that depicts the county’s early settler history. There are period photos, a branding iron display, a barbed wire display that explores the fascinating history of barbed wire, displays of early farm equipment and more.

One of the newest displays traces the history of schools in Paso Robles and includes photos and a short biography of many of the first students, beginning in 1877.  The collections include both visual and written history and the exhibitions are informative and well-preserved. The museum is free but donations are welcome.

Ravine Waterpark

The Ravine Waterpark is a change of pace from the large waterparks that most people are used to. There’s plenty to do but the park lacks the masses of people and the frantic pace of a mega-park. There are slides, a wave pool and a lazy river where you can go to rest and relax. If you’re planning on staying for awhile you can rent a cabana that has tubes and a cooler. Food and drinks are available and both adults and children will find plenty to do.

Children’s Museum at the Paso Robles Volunteer Firehouse

The Paso Robles volunteer firehouse hosts a Children’s Museum where children and their families can visit to engage interactively in the exhibits. The museum is designed for kids up to, approximately, the age of 12. Kids can touch and handle everything, can climb on the full sized fire truck and check out the various play and learning opportunities.

It compares favorably to interactive museums that can be found in major metro areas. Exhibits and activities include a magnetic ball wall, a toolbox piano, a toddler farm, a grape stomp, a market area, a theatre area, a firehouse pizza kitchen, a creative corner, a free library, an art corner, an outside play area and more.

 

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