A wine lover's weekend escape in Paso Robles

Los Angeles Times 

Last fall I craved Perugia's peaceful tranquillity but I didn't want the jet lag. Instead of a 12-hour flight to Italy I drove to Paso Robles in less than four. Just as Perugia is overshadowed by Tuscany, Paso Robles is eclipsed by Napa. Downtown Paso Robles is a throwback to a simpler era, without a single parking meter. It has inspiring art galleries, quaint tasting rooms such as Bodegas and charming boutiques surrounding its central park.