Located in the State of California, Paso Robles is home to around 30,000 people. Paso Robles Municipal Airport is the single airport catering to the city which is located at 8 kilometres away from the heart of the city. The University of Phoenix has a satellite branch in the city.
The city has a soothing Mediterranean climate. It is situated beside the picturesque Salinas River. The city is famous for its hot springs, abundant wineries and almond orchards adorn the city. The economy of the city is strangely enough driven from the production of olive oil.
Wine grapes came to the region with the Spanish conquerors and the Franciscan missionaries in 1797. The grapes grown at Rancho San Ignacio produce world famous wines. The city is comprised of the Paso Robles AVA or American Viticultural Area. More than 25 varieties of grapes are grown here. Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance gives educational programs to visitors, as well as promoting the local wine industry. You will be glad to hear that most of the wineries have wine tasting rooms.
At Barney Schwartz Park you can indulge in various sporting activities like soccer, softball, and baseball. Centennial Park has a pavilion for indoor games like volleyball, gymnastics and basketball. It also has a swimming pool, group barbecue area and grassy fields which are frequently used as picnic spots. The City Park is the venue for concerts, farmers markets, the Festival of Arts, the Wine and Olive Festivals, and many different types of car shows.
The Paso Robles Event Center organises the California Mid State Fair. The Zinfandel Festival is annually organised in March to spread the love amongst wine lovers. The Festival of the Arts is celebrated during the Memorial Day weekend.