In the past, when I thought of Paso Robles, I would think of beautiful and renowned wineries. I had never visited before until this year (2019). Boy, this city does not disappoint. 

I found out about Paso Robles Children's Museum having a free day so we took advantage of this opportunity to also explore Paso Robles a bit. Anyone came in for free and they even offered free ice cream! I'm not sure how often they host these types of events but when they do host another free one, we'll post it under the event page! (The children's museum in downtown San Luis Obispo hosts 'Moonlight Hours' every month, which means they host a free night each month! See more details about Moonlight Hours at the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum.) Address of Paso Robles Children's Museum: 623 13th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446;

Since the Paso Robles Children's Museum is located in downtown Paso Robles, we decided to meet a friend afterwards at the Justin's Winery Tasting Room that is also conveniently located right across from the city park.

At Justin's Downtown Tasting Room, you will immediately be wowed as you enter. Whoever designed this tasting room deserves an award. It is modern, sleek and what I like to call it, posh!

I immediately felt like we didn't belong because we had two kids in their double strollers. Well, the staff made sure we didn't feel out of place and luckily, our friend is a member so as his guests, we were able to try the tastings for free. Seating were also reserved for members only. Address of Justin's Downtown Tasting Room: 811 12th St., Paso Robles, California 93446

After having a small taste of fine wine, we decided to continue on and find a place where the kids can roam around more freely.

Having heard that the Bianchi Winery has boats that the kids can use remote controllers to run, we decided to check the place out. Although they no longer have boats with remote controllers or any boats at all, the koi fishes in the pond were enough to entertain the kids.

They offered fish food for free to feed! The kois are very well taken care of. They're beautiful and large. I'd say there were at least 50 of them. If that's not enough to entice you, wait until you see the views from where you're standing! It's breathtaking as you take in all the vineyards on the hills and it's nice to feel disconnected from the hustle and bustle of city life for just a moment.

I am not at all surprised to learn that many people get married here. The architecture of the tasting room, the views, koi fishes and spacious outdoor areas are all romantic and elegant. We somehow got lucky and they were giving 5 complement tastings per person. I asked if they had always done this and they said no. It's a new thing that they have been doing since November 2018. I'm not sure how long they are going to offer these complementary tastings but if you end up coming here and they don't offer it, I think it's normally $10 - $15 for tastings of 5. I totally think it would be worth it.

Address of Bianchi Winery: 3380 Branch Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446

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