• Erik Hormann

How to Do a Kid-Friendly Weekend in Paso Robles

Updated: Feb 26

Many of us have been part of what feels like Groundhogs Day since Covid started, which changed all lives and vacation plans. Looking for a family-friendly week/weekend getaway is a must. Since we love Paso Robles, we wanted to put together a great itinerary and guide for parents to come visit! Unabashedly, there is a lot of wine sprinkled in the itinerary.

Where to stay?

While a hotel may be a great option for an older kiddo, an Airbnb is a great choice for kids who need to continue school, run around and not ruffle any feathers. These are our top three we love. We have a larger list that will come in a later blog. :)

The Olio at Dudley Vineyards

Kory and Cathy put a tremendous amount of thought into The Olio, and it shows. The property sits on an acre vineyard and has plenty of room for several families to spread out. If you have small kids there is a playground onsite, as well as plenty of toys. It’s located in East Paso with lots of easy backroad access to wineries.

Windwood Ranch

Whether you are looking for a home in the country with a pool or a hip compound with Airstreams, Jeff and Dina have you covered. These properties are located in oak-studded hills and allow for some privacy for kids to run around and explore.

Historic Stowell House Downtown

This is an amazing home located downtown and can easily house a couple of families. It also has a pool with a pool house if folks need to have their own space. This is an historic home and one of the oldest homes in Paso—built in 1888!

What to do?

If you're like me, having an itinerary will be the recipe for a successful and fun trip. Below is an itinerary that is sure to make the most out of your time in town. Please note, most of the places and wineries require advance reservations. We encourage you to explore the embedded links for further information. For those working remotely, consider making a week-long reservation.

HALF DAY - Arrival

  • 3:00 PM Arrive to Paso

  • 6:00 PM Head to Sensario (amazing art installation made up of a field of lights when the sun goes down); dinner is available for purchase onsite

DAY 1 - Coffee, Airplanes and Wine, Oh my!

DAY 2 - Highway 46 and Tin City

  • 8:00 AM Grab breakfast from Cider Creek Bakery (their cinnamon rolls and quiche are our favs)

  • 9:00 AM Zip-lining a Margarita Adventures

  • 11:00 AM Hit the road with Paso Robles Tour Co. electric bike rentals (be sure to request kid seats/trailer).

  • On your electric bikes:

  • Wine tasting and lunch at Tooth and Nail Winery (the winery looks like a castle and their food is great)

  • Cruise to Jack Creek Farms (charming farm stand with u-pick produce, animals, play area)

  • Play Disc Golf at Castoro Cellars! If you don't have the equipment you can buy some at the tasting room.

  • End your day at Tin City (an awesome industrial park full of makers) and enjoy provisions from BarrelHouse Brewing (check their website for food truck info), Tin City Cider and Negranti Ice Cream

  • 5:00 PM Dinner made by a Private Chef at the Airbnb

DAY 3 Hit the Beach

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