The wedding is over, the guests have all gone home and you can finally relax into your newfound life with the best human being on the planet. Now, it’s time for the two of you to do what you do best—get lost in each others eyes! Naturally, you’re in a state of bliss, and you’re looking for a honeymoon location that’s equally goo-goo-ga-ga romantic. Good thing Paso Robles Wine Country has plenty of reasons to swoon (the beautiful setting, the amazing wine, and the casual atmosphere chief among them). Experience the love story of a lifetime in Paso Robles and perhaps you’ll never come back (here’s to wishful thinking)! It’s time to squeeze every last drop of joy from the honeymoon before you go back to work, the bills, and real life. Cheers to you, lovebirds!
1. Romantic Tasting Rooms
Fall in love all over again. Tasting rooms don’t have to feel stuffy or antiquated. In Paso Robles, you’ll find lots of small-to-medium sized tasting rooms designed for sipping, lounging, and savoring each moment as it slowly unfolds. There’s no need to rush when you’re at LXV, where you can allow each wine (and its accompanying sensual spice pairing) to dance on your tongue. Talk about heating up the romance! Pelletiere Estate offers up a well-appointed hideaway among the vines perfect for an afternoon away, and the Écluse tasting room offers up a super intimate behind-the-scenes experience (often led by the onsite husband and wife team. Ah, how cute).
2. Cozy Stays
Jump on board the cuddle bus! OK, we know you might be doing a little more than cuddling, although there’s nothing quite like waking up next to your boyfriend/girlfriend, now that you’re husband/wife! Revel in this newfound realization at a cozy Paso Robles stay surrounded by vines, blue skies, and the occasional deer. The Inn at Opolo offers more than your average bed and breakfast, with soaking tubs and made to order breakfast that will inspire you to lounge in bed till noon. Peachy Canyon’s guest cottage features a full kitchen, barbecue, and outdoor patio area so you can play house for a weekend or the week. Lekai Ranch is surrounded by vines with spectacular views that you’ll remember forever. Want to see even more romantic abodes? Click here and eat your heart out.
3. Memory-making adventures
Whether you take a hot air balloon ride over scenic vineyards, explore modern epicurean wonders at Paso’s hip Tin City, tour the olive trees at Pasolivo Ranch, or just stroll downtown’s boutique shopping offerings, there’s always more art, shopping, music, food, and outdoor adventure to discover. You chose this guy/gal to be your partner in life and love. It’s time to go adventuring together!
4. Coastal pleasures
A drive from Paso Robles to the Pacific might be the most romantic thing you do all honeymoon. The wind in your hair, the surf invigorating your senses—this is how you envisioned your new life together. Drive the Highway 46 West Wine Trail to Highway 1, stopping at Paso Robles tasting rooms along the way (KROBAR Distillery is a fun stop for newlyweds seeking to add a little burn to their romance). Four Lanterns is conveniently located along your route—and with a sprawling green lawn perfect for picnicking, you’ll be well on your way to happily ever after.
Tip: Let someone else do the driving! Pearl of Paso, UberWine, and The Wine Line can all get you where you need to go (so you never need to take our eyes off each other).
5. Dining for Two
Decadence is served. In Paso Robles Wine Country, the only thing more delicious than what’s on your plate is the lover sitting across from you. Dine to your heart’s content—and feed each other little bites of this or that (it’s your honeymoon after all) at one of Paso Robles’ many downtown restaurants. Looking for a culinary experience above and beyond the ordinary? JUSTIN Winery, home to a swanky inn and restaurant, is what honeymoon dreams are made of. Make a special reservation for two at this tucked away vineyard oasis and take your time nibbling fresh seasonal bites while sipping world class wine. Happy honeymoon, baby! Who knows, maybe you’ll make a plan to return in ten year’s time. Make that fifty.
This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.
Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?
The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, locally owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY
Majestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full service restaurant.
Wouldn’t you love to wake up among the vines? Eden House at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is on a real working vineyard and longhorn ranch in the Paso Robles Wine Region. Our rooms overlook vineyards, creeks and oaks, right in the Paso Robles Wine Country of Central California.
Spend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®
Treat yourself to the ultimate Paso Robles wine country experience by booking your stay at The Inn at Opolo Vineyards. Guests enjoy our luxurious, spacious rooms and all of the sensory pleasures of Paso Robles in one destination. TOUR VIRTUALLY
Enjoy the elegance, style and natural beauty of California’s Central Coast at the JUST Inn®. Surrounded by vineyards, our JUST Inn Suites offer luxurious appointments like fireplaces, Tempur-Pedic®mattresses, Frette linens, hydro-spa tubs, and range in size from 600–1,200 square feet. An overnight stay includes breakfast and a tour of the winery and caves. TOUR VIRTUALLY
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites is an elegant boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxurious accommodations reflect the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside.
Experience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping. TAKE AN AERIAL TOUR
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.