Atascadero CA Hotel 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.
Great Entertainment to Iconic Landmarks Await
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.
Hearst Castle / Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
The renowned Central Coast landmark of Hearst Castle is a scenic 30-minute drive from this Atascadero hotel. Former home of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, the castle is a must-see, with its vast collection of European artwork, architectural magnificence, incredible pools and gardens, and a unique glimpse into the lifestyle of one of American's leading publishing greats. Five distinct tours are available. Reservations are recommended. Call 1-800-444-4445 to reserve your tour.
National Geographic Theater
National Geographic Theater's documentary film "Hearst Castle - Building the Dream," shown on their iWERKS theater screen, takes you into the history and construction of Hearst Castle like you've never seen. The National Geographic Theater is located in the Hearst Castle Visitor Center.
Santa Margarita Adventures
Soar along five ziplines, including a new 1,800-foot Pinot Express zipline! This popular zipline adventure company offers guided kayak excursions with wildlife viewing, wine tasting and a picnic lunch!
Abalone Farm Tour
The largest abalone farming operation in the country is located just 40 minutes from this Atascadero hotel. Monthly tours each summer offer the visitor insight into the life and farming methods of one of the most mouth-watering delicacies ever to come out of our coastal waters. You will leave with a whole new respect for abalone, and possibly a couple of recipes. The last tour of the summer happens on September 20th.
Firestone Walker Brewery
Central Coast famous, Firestone Walker Brewery has recently completed a custom designed, state of the art facility and you have a chance to tour the operations! Weekend tours from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM and weekday tours by appointment. Tours are free to the public. Beer tasting, pub and restaurant are available at the Brewery.
Three Paso Robles wineries feature wine caves - Robert Hall Winery, JUSTIN Winery and Eberle Winery, which features daily tours of their winemaking facilities and the underground caves, with tours free to the public. Holiday hours may vary and it is recommended you check the winery websites or call the wineries directly.
Vina Robles Amphitheater
Vina Robles Amphitheatre, where European Inspiration meets California Character and the stars always shine. Here, two of California's great compositions meet, as exceptional wine and intimate live music are paired to create an unforgettable wine country experience. The concert season runs from May through November and features top tier acts from around the world in all genres.
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.
Atascadero Veterans Memorial
Honoring our military members and signifies that we will be forever proud of our Veterans. The Heroes Wall and adjacent Scroll of Honor is a 70 foot, curved wall with descriptions of the US conflicts since WW1 and engraved names of the 231 fallen soldiers of San Luis Obispo County.
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.
Chalk Mountain Golf Course
Minutes from this Atascadero hotel, this hilly course is situated among beautiful oak trees, with a creek that winds through six of the course's holes. For more information call 805-466-8848.
Hunter Ranch Golf Course
Hunter Ranch Golf Course is known as one of the best-conditioned 18-hole golf courses in California, Designed by Mike McGinnis and the late Ken Hunter Jr., the 18-hole course features rolling hills, century-old oaks and stunning views of the neighboring vineyards. For more information call 805-237-7444.
Paso Robles Golf Club
Located just a few miles from this Atascadero hotel, the Paso Robles Golf Club is an 18-hole, 6,215 yard, par 71 championship course that provides an inviting golf experience for the low handicapper and the enthusiastic player alike. For more information call 805-238-4722.
Santa Lucia Sportsmen's Association
Skeet, Trap, Tactical, Jr. programs and archery
The Hogue Action Pistol Range
10 bays ranging from 20 yards to 50 yards. The Hogue Action Pistol Range hosts five full time shooting venues, and a number of Major or annual events.
A water sports oasis just 20 minutes northwest of this Atascadero hotel. 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.
Beaches, Kayaking, Surfing & Horseback Riding
A visit to California's Central Coast is incomplete without a day in the sun at one of the area's beautiful beaches. From the North Coast of San Simeon or Morro Bay to the South Coast of Avila Beach or Pismo Beach, the great coast activities include strolling miles of pristine beaches, horseback riding, kayaking, and ATV rentals.
The Central Coast is a cornucopia of outdoors activities. All kinds of adventures, from surfing or kayaking along the coast to bicycling quiet country roads, await you. Central Coast Outdoors at 888-873-5610 offers numerous day trips in the area.
Charles Paddock Zoo
Located in Atascadero, the 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.The Paso Robles Children's Museum,
A fun place for children and families to play, learn and get creative on the Central Coast.
Mission San Miguel
Founded in 1797, Mission San Miguel is a National Historical Landmark that has been an important part of Central Coast history for over 200 years. Come experience the rich history of Mission San Miguel.Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a Spanish mission founded in 1772 by Father Junípero Serra in the present-day city of San Luis Obispo, California. Named after Saint Louis of Anjou, the bishop of Toulouse, the mission is the namesake of the city of San Luis Obispo and San Luis Obispo County.
Templeton - 7 miles north
Paso Robles - 9 miles north
Santa Margarita 10 miles south
San Miguel - 14 miles north
San Luis Obispo 18 miles south
Morro Bay - 20 miles west
Cambria - 25 miles west
Avila Beach - 25 miles south
San Simeon - 27 miles west
Pismo Beach - 30 miles south
CCAT, local in town bus
Greyhound bus terminal
Atascadero Cab Company
Enterprise Car Rental
Paso Robles (Private Airport)
San Luis Obispo Airport (SBP)
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
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