The purpose of the Paso Robles Children’s Museum is to develop and maintain an interactive educational facility for the children, families, and educators in our community, while showcasing the heritage of the Paso Robles Volunteer Firefighters. The exhibits showcase the heritage of Paso Robles, and include a 1944 firetruck, grape stomp ball pit, and an oak tree root tunnel, in addition to daily art projects, science stations, hands-on play areas, and more. The museum offers educational activities focused on families for the general public, as well as school and youth group programming.
The museum’s historic home was once the volunteer firehouse serving Paso Robles, and when the Children’s Museum moved into the space its theme was designed to reflect the building’s heritage. The building still resembles a classic firehouse, and the fireman’s pole is still located in the main area of the museum. The building, which was built in 1940, underwent construction for 5 years to become the museum space that it is today. However, the building still maintains much of the feel of a firehouse, from the high ceilings to the large windows in the front where the doors for the fire trucks used to open. Some of the exhibits embrace the building’s history as well, and a fire truck near the entrance is available for children to climb on and explore.
“I’m a nanny of two girls (3 and 6 yrs). I’ve been taking them to the Paso Robles Children’s Museum for 2 years now. The children’s museum is always fun for the girls. It is a great place for children to learn, explore, and socialize. It is a little pricy, but worth it for a rainy day or monthly outing. My one complaint is their hours. Most weekdays they open at 11, which makes the children’s museum hard to fit in between lunch and naps. I wish they opened at 10 AM during the weekdays… we’d get a yearly pass then.” – Janelle T.
- free child admission with paid adult
- Children’s Museum
- Youth Organization
- Birthday Parties
- Special Events
- Children’s Art
- Children’s Science
- Parking Lot
A wide variety of unique yarns, knitting and crochet supplies, buttons, and kits. Something for everyone, from the beginning knitter to the serious fiber artist. Unique gifts and offerings to remember your trip to Cambria. 4210 Bridge St. entrance on Main St., cambriayarn.com, (805) 927-3280
Located at the State Park Marina it’s the best kept secret on the Central Coast. Seafood dinners, such as fresh fish, steamers and fish and chips. Meatloaf served Thursday nights. Lunch daily starting at 11 a.m., dinner Thursday-Sunday 4 – 8:30 p.m. Located across the street from the State Park Campground entrance. (805) 772-1465
The classically elegant wines you’ll taste at Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room in Paso Robles are the culmination of the dreams of three generations of one California family spanning four decades. The late Joseph Bianchi was an innovator and renaissance man who experimented with wine-in-a-can and wine coolers, well… before they were cool.
Glenn Bianchi held strong to a vision of producing ultra-premium varietal wines that delivered finesse and complexity. The Paso Robles terroir helped him realize that mission when he purchased the 40 acres that you will see on your next visit. State-of-the art winery, fireplace-equipped wine tasting room and the Koi-stocked Lake helped him complete the picture and translate his dream into your experience. Today it is considered one of the best Paso Robles wineries to visit. Read more here: https://www.slovisitorsguide.com/paso-robles/tom-lane-makes-wine-with-character
Specializes in ocean-front and ocean view vacation rentals and real estate sales. Serving the Central Coast from Cambria, south to San Luis, north into Big Sur, and east to include Paso Robles Wine & Ranch country. 768 Main St., Cambria, breenvacationstation.com, (805) 927-1303
Antipasti, hand crafted pastas, generous main courses and truly inspired desserts, such as Chef Varia’s famous tiramisu. The highest quality and freshest foods. Open weekdays for lunch & dinner. Open Sat. & Sun. for dinner at 5:30 p.m. 943 Spring St. Call for reservations. (805) 237-0600
Claiborne & Churchill is a small, family owned and operated winery, founded in 1983 and located in the heart of the Edna Valley, just outside San Luis Obispo, California. Inspired by the wines of Alsace, we specialize in premium dry wines made from Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris grapes, as well as handcrafted Pinot Noir from several nearby vineyards. We also produce small lots of other wines, including a Dry Muscat, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling Brut Rose, and a Port-style wine.
Handcrafted, super-premium ice cream served in a Wonka-inspired Wonderland. Peruse our giant, magical wall of flavors and find the ice cream of your dreams! Open late. 860 Higuera St., docburnsteins.com, (805) 548-1986
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines is dedicated to producing flavorful wines that are the finest examples of quality and flavor from our given appellations. We are committed to honesty, excellence and service, with a respect for our employees, suppliers, customers, and the long-term health of our company and the environment.
The owners have been serving award-winning pizza in a cozy Alaskan atmosphere since 1988. Munch on peanuts and toss your shells on the floor. Try the Reindeer Sausage! They also have a gluten-free crust option. Sun-Thurs: 11-9 p.m. / Fri & Sat: till 10 p.m., 104 Bridge St., Arroyo Grande, klondikepizza.com, (805) 481-5288
Voted the county’s “Best Breakfast” over 15 times. Open every day from 6am-3pm. Serving up a huge selection of classic breakfast and lunch items as well as vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. We’ll see you there! Located at 964 Higuera St. in Downtown SLO, louisasplace.com, (805) 541-0227
Handmade organic fair trade chocolates right here in SLO. An excellent choice of gifts for friends, family and for yourself! Enjoy a delicious truffle, cup of hot chocolate or a chocolate shake while you shop. Mon–Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. -7 p.m., Closed Sundays. 1445 Monterey St, mama-ganache.com, (805) 782-9868
Margarita Adventures is the ultimate blast for the entire family! Here in the heart of San Luis Obispo County, you will embark on six ziplines spanning nearly 1.5 miles total, starting with a thrilling 2,800-foot tandem ride and finishing with an unforgettable 1,800-foot journey over Pinot Noir vines. To book a tour or for more information visit Margarita-Adventures.com or call (805) 438-3120
This mission is number 3 in the chain of 21 missions. The Church at the mission has been marvelously restored. Peaceful and rustic, the mission now serves as a retreat center, where guest can find solitude, away from ether busyness of every day life. Located at 1 Mission Creek Rd., Jolon, CA 93928, about an hour drive from Paso Robles. missionsanantonio.net, (831) 385-4478
Flirt with style! Featuring lingerie, shoes, books, sleepwear, club wear, lotions & potions and so much more! One-stop love boutique for women and couples. Open noon- 10pm 1319 Spring St., nbnstores.com, (805) 238-2787
Cozy, casual, comfortable! Gourmet sandwiches, salads, burgers, steaks, stir fry, desserts. Outdoor seating available. Open daily 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Friday & Saturday til 9 p.m.). Downtown, 1214 Pine Street, odysseyworldcafe.com, (805) 237-7516
Chances are outlaws like Jesse James huddled within these walls. The saloon is one of the oldest and most unique false-front buildings in the area. Enjoy your visit to this historic saloon and raise your glasses to the spirit of Jesse James. 1234 Pine St., (805) 238-1114
Read more about the saloon at https://www.slovisitorsguide.com/paso-robles/country-saloon-character
Two giant locations on the Central Coast offering a nice selection of antiques and collectibles. Open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Located in Cambria at 2110 & 2084 Main Street. RichmanPoormanAntiques.com, (805) 203-5350
Read more about the antique store here: https://www.slovisitorsguide.com/cambria-san-simeon/nostalgic-antiques-draw-rich-and-poor
A thriving salon on historic Garden Street in downtown San Luis Obispo, Salon62 offers full hair services using Aveda and DevaCurl products. Embrace your curls with one of our Curly Hair Specialists and enjoy a massage or facial in our Garden Spa. Open 7 days a week, salon62.com, Call or text (805) 543.2060
This restaurant is a must-stop and is popular with the locals. There is often a line out the door to get clam chowder in a bread bowl. Pismo Beach is called the “Clam Capital of the World,” so you shouldn’t leave without trying a bowl. 197 Pomeroy, Pismo Beach, splashcafe.com, (805) 773-4653