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New York Times names Paso Robles one of top travel destinations 

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The New York Times this week published its “52 Places To Go in 2020”. Paso Robles, Calif., earned the No. 6 spot. An excerpt from the Times said:

“California’s Central Coast has been known as California’s other wine country since the actor Paul Giamatti went on a road trip and swore off merlot in “Sideways” 16 years ago. But while Paso Robles in particular is undoubtedly an accomplished wine terroir with more than 300 wineries (L’Aventure and Adelaida wineries recently expanded), to assume it is a string of tasting rooms would be to underestimate it. Last fall, the artist Bruce Munro created “Field of Light,” a show of 60,000 illuminated glass orbs spread over 15 acres that has turned Paso Robles into an art destination (until June 30, when the show ends). Meanwhile, the city has turned the good life — of wine, olive oil, cheese and boutique hotels — into an identity. The star hotel here, Hotel Cheval, is adding 20 guest rooms, a luxury spa and an infinity pool in 2020, while the new Hotel Piccolo has brought exposed brick walls, a rooftop bar and a hipster crowd to downtown. Two blocks away, chef Julien Asseo (of Guy Savoy in Las Vegas) just opened Les Petites Canailles, a buzzy new farm-to-table restaurant, in November. And Paso Market Walk, a 16,000-square-foot marketplace, is expected to open this year — bringing a bakery, microbrewery, gelateria, vegan cheese shop, olive oil tasting room, coffee roasters and artisanal, local specialties to Paso.

—DANIELLE PERGAMENT

Top New York Times travel recommendations

  1. Washington, DC
  2. The British Virgin Islands
  3. Rurrenabaque, Bolivia
  4. Greenland
  5. Kimberley Region, Australia
  6. Paso Robles, Calif.
  7. Sicily, Italy
  8. Salzburg, Austria
  9. Tokyo, Japan
  10. Caesarea, Israel

Read “52 Places To Go in 2020” in the New York Times

Read more about visiting Paso Robles in the SLO County Visitors Guide

Click here for a wine tasting map of Paso Robles

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.