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Paso Robles named one of the world’s top destinations 

–Paso Robles was recently named one of the Top 30 Emerging Destination in the world by the popular travel blog, Travel Lemming.

“Move over, Napa!” the award description begins. “With hundreds of wineries to explore (most of them family-owned and operated) and far fewer crowds, Paso Robles is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend break in 2020.”

The award goes on to mention Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio as a marquee attraction that only adds to the region’s other attributes that make it a must-visit destination.

“For wine and art lovers looking for a hip emerging destination for 2020, look no further than enchanting Paso Robles” the award description concludes.

Paso Robles is No. 24 on the list of 30 award winners. It was the only California destination awarded. The full list of winners can be seen here: Travel Lemming.

“What a great tribute to the hard-working innovators and pioneers in our community who strive to deliver Paso’s genuine experiences and treasured warm hospitality,” says Danna Stroud, Executive Director of Travel Paso. “We’re thrilled with this recognition and believe it affirms what we’ve known for years – Paso Robles is a special place that continues to remain true to itself.”

The goal of Travel Lemming’s Emerging Destination Awards is to highlight must-visit destinations that are on the rise. The award is an extension of the blog’s overall mission: to inspire travelers to take tourism’s unbeaten paths.

“Where you travel matters, and there’s a lot more worth seeing in this world than the Instagram-famous sites” Travel Lemming editors say. “To help inspire you, we proudly announce this year’s Emerging Destination Awards – 30 truly incredible but underappreciated destinations that deserve your tourism dollars in 2020.”

The official award announcement marks the beginning of Travel Lemming’s reader poll, which allows readers to vote on their favorite destination among the 30 winners. The Top 5 of the reader’s poll will be announced in December.

To vote for Paso Robles, please click here: Travel Lemming Reader’s Poll.

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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