America’s Best Towns for the Holidays

Paso Robles California
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Twinkling lights, sumptuous meals, and maybe even Santa skiing down the slopes: T+L readers share their favorite towns for the holidays.

No. 16 Paso Robles, CA

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Forget green: the prime holiday color in this Central Coast town is red, as in Pinot Noirs, Cabernets, and Syrahs. During the holidays, wineries offer low-key tastings, music performances, and great gift opportunities; check out Parrish Family Vineyard, whose tasting room is a short walk from downtown’s City Park. Mid-December also brings the many-blocks-long Vine Street Victorian Showcase, with open houses, floats, and carolers amid the decorated historic homes. For some seasonal house envy, go to Hearst Castle, about an hour away, which will be adorned much as it might have been for former resident William Randolph Hearst.

Paso Robles California

America’s Best Towns for the Holidays

No. 16 Paso Robles, CA

Forget green: the prime holiday color in this Central Coast town is red, as in Pinot Noirs, Cabernets, and Syrahs. During the holidays, wineries offer low-key tastings, music performances, and great gift opportunities; check out Parrish Family Vineyard, whose tasting room is a short walk from downtown’s City Park. Mid-December also brings the many-blocks-long Vine Street Victorian Showcase, with open houses, floats, and carolers amid the decorated historic homes. For some seasonal house envy, go to Hearst Castle, about an hour away, which will be adorned much as it might have been for former resident William Randolph Hearst.

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