6 days in Paso Robles & Sonoma County Itinerary

6 days in Paso Robles & Sonoma County Itinerary

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Paso Robles
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Paso Robles

— 2 nights

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cambria (Nitt Witt Ridge, Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, &more), Morro Rock (in Morro Bay) and San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, Piedras Blancas Light Station, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Paso Robles History Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paso Robles tour builder tool.

Los Angeles to Paso Robles is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Paso Robles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Rosa

— 3 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Step out of Santa Rosa with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 1h 10 min away. Dedicate the 3rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and learn about winemaking at St. Francis Winery and Vineyards.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Rosa vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Paso Robles to Santa Rosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Paso Robles in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Rosa: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sonoma County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.