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Why Paso Robles is the Perfect Labor Day Getaway
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Labor Day is just a month away, so now is the perfect time to start planning your trip to Paso Robles. With its incredible culinary scene, diversity of attractions and comfortable hotels, Paso is an ideal choice for a weekend getaway. Here, amidst the rolling hills and historic buildings, visitors can experience a true escape from their hectic work schedules and weekday responsibilities. Below are just a few of the great experiences available this Labor Day Weekend, September 4-7.
Paso Robles Classic Car Weekend [Friday and Saturday]
If you’re a collector of classic cars or simply fascinated by their sleek lines and unique paint jobs, the Paso Robles Classic Car Weekend is a must. Kicking off on Friday at 6 p.m. with a cruise down Spring Street, this annual event is a great activity for the whole family. Then on Saturday the pre-1979 cars will be showcased at the Downtown City Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will include approximately 300 cars and net proceeds will be donated to local charities.
Painting by Erin Hanson
The Erin Hanson Art & Wine Tour [Friday, Saturday and Sunday]
Paso is home to a flourishing art community and over 250 wineries, so any visit here should include at least a little of both. Fortunately, this Labor Day Weekend overlaps with The Erin Hanson Art & Wine Tour, during which 15 local Paso Robles wineries are displaying original Erin Hanson oil paintings of wine country and beyond. This tour provides visitors with a great opportunity to enjoy some fantastic wine tastings and find the perfect memento of their Paso getaway.
Image Credit: Cass Winery
Labor Day BBQ at Cass Vineyard & Winery [Sunday]
What Labor Day Weekend celebration is complete without a barbeque? With this in mind, Cass Winery’s chef will be grilling tri tip and offering a Santa Maria-style BBQ plate on the café menu from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For $15, visitors can enjoy beautiful views from the outdoor patio and a traditional Labor Day meal without all the hassles of firing up the grill at home. The meal also includes wine tasting, enabling visitors to further experience the renowned Paso Robles Wine Country.
The residents of this welcoming community know how to appreciate the simple things in life, from a relaxing bicycle ride beneath majestic oak trees to a delicious wine tasting in picturesque vineyards. While in town this Labor Day Weekend, be sure to follow their example. Stroll through the charming town center. Discover your new favorite tasting room. Breathe in the refreshing country air.
Paso Robles is located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the Central Coast of California, just 30 minutes from the Pacific Ocean and Hearst Castle. For more information on planning a trip to Paso Robles, visit TravelPaso.com.