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
This nursery is an attraction all on its own with its lavish grounds that are nice to walk through on a sunny afternoon. Enjoy the atmosphere or pick out a plant or garden decoration to take home. While there, be sure to visit Chicken John, the resident rooster. Read more about the Educated Gardener in the San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide: https://www.slovisitorsguide.com/santa-margarita/spring-into-the-garden-with-the-educated-gardener
The park is well-used with daily visitors throughout the year who go there to hike, picnic, fish, camp, surf, take a dip in the ocean or visit the tide pools. The park’s visitor center is located at Spooner’s Ranch House Museum above Spooner’s Cove. The park is free to enter. (805) 528-0513. For camping call (800) 444-7275.
The resort includes a golf course with tournaments, private lessons and pro
shop, lodging and a clubhouse grill. 1945 Solano Drive. (805) 528-5252. Read more at https://www.slovisitorsguide.com/los-osos/los-osos-gateway-nature
Come explore the daily farmers’ market with huge selection of fresh produce, an assortment of gourmet goods, gifts, and garden items. Kids will love the “critter corral” petting zoo area. More than a farm, it’s a great family outing! Just north of Nipomo off Hwy. 101, 1275 N. Thompson Ave., windmillfarms.org, (805) 489-1000
Located in the heart of the East Village of Cambria, Evans and Gerst features English, French, Italian and selected European furniture, as well as lighting, mirrors, paintings, sculptures, Asian accents, garden and decor. Appointments recommended. Located at 4111 Bridge Street, Cambria, 93428. http://www.evansandgerst.com, (805) 927-7301
Cayucos Sausage Company is a seaside delicatessen that makes gourmet sausages with their signature seasonings. They also offer wonderful sandwiches, and a must try on yours is the Tequila mustard. They make treats for your dog too. 12 N. Ocean Avenue, Suite 121, Cayucos, http://www.cayucossausagecompany.com, (805) 900-5377
Each creation at Mistura treasures traditional elements of Peruvian Cuisine by using Andean Native ingredients and locally sourced natural free range meats, sustainable seafood, and fresh organic produce that respects our land and seeks to transcend culinary aspects while providing high nutritional value. 570 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, misturarestaurants.com,
At South 16th St. and Menetone Ave. are areas to barbecue, restrooms, a large covered picnic table area and two play structures. The park also boasts horseshoes, softball and a grass volleyball court
The forest has nearly 200 species of plants, more than 100 varieties of birds, and many species of mammals and reptiles and amphibians. The forest includes a 1-mile boardwalk that is wheelchair accessible at the north end of 16th Street. Guided tours are given on the third Saturday of each month at 9:30 am starting at the north end of 15th Street off Santa Ysabel. (805) 528-0392.
Take a walk and explore the beautiful Morro Rock.
Follow Embarcadero Blvd North to Coleman Drive.
The Rock provides habitat to the peregrine falcons.
Otters sometimes raft in the channel. Climbing the
Rock is illegal.
Hop from vineyard to vineyard in
your own chartered Helicopter. Rise
above the ordinary, try a helicopter
tour for your next wine tasting
experience. Airport service, wedding,
group and corporate transportation
available. Rates start at $950.00 per
Marv’s Original Pizza Co. dishes out the Central Coast’s finest pizza in a casual, fun-filled atmosphere. Delicious food, delightful ambiance and just a little daring (Slivered almonds on a pizza? We say “Yes!”) make us the best bistro for feasting in Paso Robles. Our pizzas are made with only the freshest ingredients. Our dough is made fresh daily, topped with your choice of classic red, creamy white garlic, pesto or tangy barbecue sauce and the finest whole-milk mozzarella cheese.
Award-winning gourmet pizzas? Check. Classic and nouveau pastas? Got ‘em! Creative salads and sandwiches? We’ve got those and a large selection of beer and premium local wines to wash them down with. In fact, we’ve got a complete Italian menu, and our location overlooks Paso Robles’ beautiful City Park.
Always amazing! High-end comfort food, delicious craft cocktails, a wonderful staff and upbeat atmosphere. A must-visit in downtown Paso Robles. Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and late-night drinks. 1122 Pine St., http://www.PappyMcGregors.com, (805)-238-7070
A casual beach bar specializing in wines, champagnes, and beers plus light appetizers. With stunning ocean and pier views that are very welcoming. Inside a contemporary, yet intimate setting with the largest TV for viewing your favorite sports. 10 N. Ocean Ave., http://www.beachbums805.com, (805) 900-5360.
Newly remodelled and featuring the best outdoor beachfront dining on the Central Coast! Schooners offers fresh seafood, steaks and daily specials for the whole family. 171 N Ocean Ave, schoonerscayucos.com, (805) 995-3883
The Atascadero Historical Society Colony House, 6600 Lewis Ave. behind the city parking lot across the street from the City Administration Building, is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 1 – 4 p.m. Talk to a docent about the history of Atascadero.
An aviation museum dedicated to the restoration and preservation of military aircraft, vehicles, and memorabilia. Hours: Thursday through Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Banquet Hall available for rent, 4251 Dry Creek Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446, ewarbirds.org, (805) 227-0440
Nitt Witt Ridge is a hilltop home transformed by one man into what has been described as an “assemblage of sculpted junk.” Arthur Weal, spent many years collecting items fellow Cambrians were throwing away in order to create the home, which has been named a California Historic Landmark as a true example of a folk art environment. Tours available. 881 Hillcrest Drive, (805) 927-2690
The ultimate skydive experience! Jump out of a
perfectly good airplane and freefall over the Pacific
Ocean at 120 mph–take in 10,000-foot views of the
California Coastline as you descend over legendary
Pismo Beach. Located at 201 W. Grand Ave. in