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Atascadero CA Area Guide

California's Central Coast is the perfect balance between urban and rural. The Central Coast is home to artists, celebrities, world-class festivals, an emerging wine region and even a castle, yet the atmosphere is relaxed and casual. As you make your way down scenic Highway 1 from Monterey to Santa Barbara, you will come across wildlife refuges, state parks and beautiful beaches.

Charles Paddock Zoo
Located in Atascadero, Charles Paddock Zoo offers an awareness of biodiversity in Nature, presenting animals and their habitats from around the world. This accredited zoo exhibits over 100 animals in naturalistic habitats on 5 park-like acres within beautiful Atascadero Lake Park.

Paso Robles Wine Country
Halfway between the two main California metropolises of Los Angeles and San Francisco is Paso Robles Wine Country. Located along California's famed Central Coast, the Paso Robles wine-grape growing region's climate is perfect for the production of award-winning premium wines. A long growing season of warm days and cool evenings give rise to vibrantly ripened fruit with dynamic flavor profiles that translate beautifully in your glass of Paso Robles wine.

Traversing the landscape you will find 26,000 vineyard acres, producing more than 40 winegrape varieties - from Spanish to Italian, Bordeaux to Rhône, including the area's heritage variety Zinfandel. The styles of wine are diverse in this very distinct region.
Neighboring Paso Robles along the coast are the towns of San Simeon, home to Hearst Castle on the north, and the fishing village of Morro Bay to the south. In between you will find Cambria, Harmony, and Cayucos. All are within a short drive and worthy of your exploration.

Much like the marine air influence to the wine-grapes, the coast is a perfect complement to your Paso Robles Wine Country experience.  We invite you to discover Paso Robles Wine Country with our special lodging package that includes an escorted day trip with The Wine Wrangler for wine tasting and touring.

Santa Margarita Adventures
The popular zipline company branches out to ffer guided kayak excursions with wild life viewing and a picnic lunch!

Paso Robles Event Center
The Paso Robles Event Center presents year-round events, shows, conventions, exhibitions and sports, including Central Coast Roller Derby, Mid-State Fall Home Show, and the signature event, The California Mid-State Fair for 12 days in July/August.  The California Mid State Fair offers a concert series featuring top-name entertainers, rides, shows, exhibits and great food. In addition to the annual Fair, the Paso Robles Event Center plays host to cattle and horse shows, equestrian and livestock events and great family entertainment.


Lake Nacimiento
Lake Nacimiento is a water sports oasis just 20 minutes west of Paso Robles. The lake offers outdoor recreational opportunities, including excellent fishing, boating, water skiing, or sunbathing, and a surrounding wilderness that make for a distinctive hiking site. For information, call 805-238-3256.

Estrella WarBird Museum
Located at Paso Robles Municipal Airport, Estrella Warbirds Museum presents a living, entertaining, and educational museum dedicated to the preservation and collection of military aircraft, artifacts and memorabilia, including early aircraft, retired fighter jets, modern missiles, the earliest pilot's licenses issued by the FFA, airplanes that made aviation history, and restored vintage aircraft.

Local Attractions:

1 mile from Art Galleries, Museums, and Restaurants
1 mile from Hiking and Biking Trails
1 mile from Historic Downtown Atascadero
2 miles from Charles Paddock Zoo
2 miles from Damon/Garcia Sports Field
2 miles from Galaxy Movie Theatres, Atascadero
3 miles from Chalk Mountain Golf Course
3 miles from Atascadero Veterans Memorial - "Faces of Freedom"
4 miles from Gary Bang Harley Davidson
4 miles from Atascadero Zoo, lake and park - pedal boat rentals
5+ miles from many Central Coastal Wineries
5 miles from the Historic Town of Templeton
7 miles from Paso Robles Wine Country
7 miles from Wild Horse Winery
10 miles from Barney Schwartz Park
10 miles from Margarita Adventures / Zipline Tours
10 miles from CA Mid State Fair (check calendar for dates)
10 miles from Paso Robles Event Center (Home of the CA Mid State Fair)
10 miles from Santa Margarita Ranch
12 miles from Hunter Ranch Golf Course
14 miles from Eberle Winery
14 miles from Estrella WarBirds Museum
15 miles from Historic San Miguel Mission
15 miles from Hunter Ranch Golf Course
15 miles from San Luis Obispo Farmers Market, every Thursday night, year round
15 miles from San Luis Obispo Wine Region
15 miles from Topaz Solar Farm
17 miles from Camp Roberts
17 miles from Mission de Tolosa, San Luis Obispo
20 miles from California Valley Solar Ranch
20 miles from Pacific Ocean
20 miles from Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo
20 miles from Morro Bay, home of 2300 acre estuary, canoeing and fishing
22 miles from Fort Hunter Liggett
23 miles from Sea Pines Golf Course
25 miles from Lake Nacimiento, fishing, boating, and camping
30 miles from Avila Bay
30 miles from Pismo Beach and the Oceano Dunes
35 miles from Big Sur
40 miles from Hearst Castle
125 miles from Monterey Bay Aquarium



Nearby Cities:

7 miles from Templeton
10 miles from Paso Robles
10 miles from Santa Margarita
14 miles from San Miguel
20 miles from San Luis Obispo
20 miles from Morro Bay
20 miles from Cambria
25 miles from Avila Beach
25 miles from San Simeon
30 miles from Pismo Beach

Transportation:
1 mile from CCAT, local in town bus
1 mile from Greyhound bus terminal
5 miles from Atascadero Cab Company
10 miles from Enterprise Car Rental
17 miles from Paso Robles (Private Airport)
20 miles from San Luis Obispo Airport

Education:
10 miles from Columbia College
10 miles from Cuesta College, North Campus
15 miles from California Polytech University (Cal Poly)
16 miles from California Coast Language
16 miles from Cuesta College, South Campus
16 miles from Ridgecrest School of Law


Hospitals & Medical Centers
5 miles from Twin Cities Hospital
16 miles from Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
20 miles from French Hospital Medical Center

Shopping:
0.50 miles from Mission Oaks Shopping Plaza
2 miles from Downtown Atascadero shopping
7 miles from Historic Downtown Paso Robles shopping
17 miles from Central Coast Mall
17 miles from Madonna Plaza, shopping center
18 miles from Cypress Landing Shops
18 miles from Marigold Center

Paso Robles Municipal Airport (PRB)
18.6 miles Northeast from hotel

San Luis Obispo Regional Airport (SBP)
19.7 miles South from hotel

Taxi charge one way: $50
Time by Taxi: 25 minutes

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
113 Miles South from hotel

San Jose International Airport (SJC)
173 Miles North from hotel

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
218 Miles South from hotel
  
 
 
Friday April 25, 2014