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Sensorio Field of Lights Paso Robles Review by a Central Coast Mom

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Saturday, August 13, 2022 Under: Paso Robles
I've walked through Sensorio Field of Lights twice so far and I enjoyed it the second time more than the first time as I was able to walk on the opposite side, which I missed the first time. The Field of Lights is a big loop that you walk through with a couple of in between trails within the loop.
Sensorio Lights
Sensorio is a place you must visit if you're planning on visiting San Luis Obispo or San Luis Obispo County. There is an entrance fee, which you can buy online to save a bit of time. Even though they open at 7PM, you really don't see the lights all that well until it gets dark around 8:30PM during the summer months. 

It's so hot in Paso Robles when we went in the summer that by around 8PM, it was still 90 degrees so no jacket was needed for us. However, if you're visiting during the colder season, definitely bring a jacket or coat for the cold evening. The trail is stroller and wagon friendly so the second time I went, we brought a wagon for my two kids. Their little legs can only walk so far and this helped us go in a faster pace. See the video reel below of my walk through the Sensorio Field of Lights with the wagon sound in the background.

They sell food and drinks at the front part near the entrance so if you're worried about getting hungry or thirsty, you have options there. Also near the entrance are some games that your family can play with. They had corn hole, tic tac toe, Connect 4 and other bean bag games. There was also a band playing while we were there.

Another light art installation you can look at is the Light Towers on the far end of Sensorio's trail. This is a smaller installation area but it represents the wine country culture of Paso Robles, which has meaning especially for SLOcals like us. It's nice to get there early because you can see the transitions from daylight to sunset and then nighttime; and see how the light installations look different as the night progresses. See all of the videos below that I captured from our Sensorio visits.

See more video clips of Sensorio and a 30 second video collage of my visit here on my instagram.

Sensorio Address: 4380 Highway 46 East Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tips for Visiting Sensorio
  • Bring a jacket or coat for the evening if you're visiting during the fall or winter seasons. It's all outdoors so there is really no place to shelter, except for the restrooms.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as the trail is not leveled and will require a lot of walking.
  • If you have little ones, even if they are 7 or 8 years old, consider bringing a wagon so they can rest while you pull them when needed. They will probably get tired from walking after an hour and an hour is not enough to see it all.
  • If you want to save money on food and drinks, you can pack some food to eat in the car before you get inside of Sensorio because they don't allow outside food or drinks inside. The only thing they allow is sealed water bottled or an empty water container for filling inside. However, if you get hungry inside, they do sell food. The lines to those food places could get long.
  • Some nights do get sold out so if you want to make sure you have tickets on a specific date, I recommend booking the tickets online.

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San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
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