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A trip to Paso Robles, CA: Bike ride, Hot Springs, and Beautiful Views!

Rolling hills of Paso Robles, CA

This weekend, my boyfriend and I took a trip up to Paso Robles, California. Paso Robles is a city in San Luis Obispo County, best known for its’ many vineyards, hot springs, and beautiful scenery. The scenic ride from Los Angeles took about 4 hours.

Rolling hills scenery of San Luis Obispo County, California

We booked a night in a suite at La Quinta Inn & Suites. The property and room were both exceptional for a 3 star hotel.

La Quinta Inn Paso Robles, CA

Here are a few pictures of the suite:

Sitting area in La Quinta, Paso Robles, CA

La Quinta Inn Paso Robles, CA - bathroom

La Quinta Inn, Paso Robles, CA - hotel room

Balcony of La Quinta Inn, Paso Robles, CA

I highly recommend reserving a suite at La Quinta for your trip to Paso Robles. They have a great wine gift shop, a nice saltwater pool and hot tub, a fantastic hot breakfast buffet, and a complimentary weekday local wine & cheese reception!

During our stay, we took a scenic bike ride, visited a hot springs, received a massage, and dined at an excellent Italian restaurant. Check out each activity in more detail below!

Templeton Bike Ride

Templeton is a small, scenic town located about 15 minutes from Paso Robles. We passed through the town driving in and just had to stop by for a bike ride. The bike ride was quiet and provided great views of the local vineyards!

Biking in Templeton, CA

Bike ride in Templeton, CA

Bike ride in Templeton, CA

River Oak Hot Springs and Spa

Paso Robles is well known for its’ hot springs and the healing properties associated with the mineral baths. We booked an appointment for a Swedish massage at River Oaks followed by a session in the hot springs.

The massage was very relaxing. The spa is situated in a relaxing, comfortable building. You can take a hot springs session either indoors before your massage or outdoors afterwards. We decided to use it both before and after as we got to our appointment early.

The outdoor tub had beautiful views of the Paso Robles rolling hill landscape. We enjoyed taking in the healing properties of the springs while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Hot springs are said to heal a variety of illness and alleviate injuries and inflammation in the body. It was definitely a relaxing experience that I wouldn’t mind taking again.

River Oaks Hot Springs - Paso Robles, CA

Hot spring - Paso Robles, CA - River Oaks Hot Springs

Dinner at Distasio’s on the Bay

We took a 40 minute drive for dinner over to an Italian restaurant on the coast called Distasio’s on the Bay.This cozy, local restaurant had an excellent location on the water. The views were amazing. The food was fantastic too – I had the Butternut Squash Ravioli, which was a real treat! My boyfriend loved his Chicken Marsala dish. The wait was long, but worth it in the end for the delicious home cooked food!

DiStasio’s Menu
Address: 781 Market Street Morro Bay, CA 93442
Hours: Lunch served from 11:30am-2:00pm, Dinner served from 4:00pm-9:00pm

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Distasio's Italian Ristorante on Foodio54

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