America's Greatest Main Streets
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Paso Robles, CA
Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this community of 30,000 was founded around natural hot springs. More recently, some 200 wineries have put down stakes in nearby hills, bringing new life to a once-moribund downtown. Visitors can take in wine tastings, exhibits, and movies around a square lined with buildings that range from adobe-style to high Victorian.
Worth a Stop: Learn more about the region’s Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels by signing up for a five-hour excursion with Paso Robles Wine Glass Tours.