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Explore the Fun Things To Do in ATASCADERO, CA

Located in SLO County and near Paso Robles wine country, Atascadero, California, is a beautiful destination for wine, food, and adventure. Explore some fun things to do in Atascadero, such as hiking, wine trails, and more. Discover wine tasting at more than 300 wineries.
Take a a zipline tour over historic Santa Margarita Ranch, tee off on Chalk Mountain Golf Course, or drive down the stunning Central Coast to Big Sur. Discover many exciting things to do in Atascadero, all just minutes from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
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Paso Robles Wine Country

We are surrounded by the Paso Robles Wine Country, home to more than 300 incredible wineries and vineyards as well as wine, food and music festivals. let us help ypu plan the perfect wine tasting tour.

Santa Margarita Ranch Zip Line Tour

Enjoy amazing zipline adventures over the vineyards and beautiful landscapes of Santa Margarita Ranch. Fly high over valleys, vines, pine trees, and  oak-studded mountainsides.

Hiking & Biking

Explore breathtaking hiking, biking, outdoor adventures and running trails in Atascadero. Trek through beautiful parks, paths and trails like Stadium Park Trail, Bob Jones Trail, Santa Margarita Lake and Atascadero Lake Park. Discover the rugged landscapes on the Pine Mountain Loop Trail and Rocky Canyon Trail.

FARMstead ED + SLO County Farm Trail

Bringing folks together through locally grown agri-CULTURAL experiences & gatherings. Experience our unique farm trail in San Luis Obispo County, CA. Explore farms in the oak-studded countryside. Learn about craft cocktails from master mixologists. Take farming lessons or a jam making workshop, and enjoy a wine and cheese tasting tour. Happy Trails!

Chalk Mountain Golf Course

Chalk Mountain Golf Course is ideally situated among the lush, ancient oak groves. Wildlife abounds throughout the rolling fairways and meandering creeks, which adds to the enchantment and character of this Robert Muir Graves championship golf course. The large greens are perfect for beginners while daring enough to urge experienced players to press their luck.

Hearst Castle & Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals

Experience the ultimate road trip up California's Central Coast to this historic palace and national treasure. Located in San Simeon, Hearst Castle is the former hilltop mansion of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.

Beer, Wine and Craft Beverages

From craft beers to authentic local wine, Central California is home to some of the best breweries, wineries, and cider houses in the country. Our friendly hotel puts you within minutes of the finest breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cideries in Atascadero, CA, including- Dead Oak Brewery, Bristols Cider, Central Coast Distillery, Kula Winery, and more.

California Polytechnic State University

Visit California's top-ranked public tech university noted for its elite engineering, architecture, and agriculture programs. Take a walking tour or the scenic Cal Poly campus or catch a Mustangs football game.

Vina Robles Amphitheatre

Enjoy a concert under the stars at this open-air amphitheatre in the Paso Robles Wine Country. Surrounded by hillsides and vineyards, this intimate venue offers covered seating and a grassy lawn with perfect views of the stage.

Sensorio Field of Light

Experience the magical Field of Light’s solar-powered light show in Paso Robles, California. The art installation displays more than 58,000 solar-powered lights in a rolling landscape in which flowers “bloom” as colors morph and glow. Visit this breathtaking outdoor exhibition to be a part of Bruce Munro’s extraordinary artistry and vision.

Carrizo Plains National Monument

Carrizo Plain National Monument is the 250,000-acre open grassland rimmed by steep mountains. This beautiful plain is home to diverse species of wild animals and plants. This place has the highest concentration of threatened and endangered wildlife in California.

Nearby Dining

At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atascadero, we know how crucial it is to indulge in delicious food during your travels. Our hotel is conveniently situated near an array of dining options that cater to every palate. Whether you're in the mood for a mouthwatering pizza from Mountain Mikes, a quick snack from Jack-in-the-Box, or a rejuvenating coffee from Starbucks, you'll find everything just a stone's throw away from our doorstep. With so many excellent eateries in the vicinity, you can relish a scrumptious meal without venturing too far from our hotel. So, don't miss out on this opportunity to satiate your hunger and make the most of your stay in Atascadero!


Holiday Inn Express & Suites puts you within minutes of many dog-friendly trails, paks and beaches in Atascadero and San Louis Obispo County.

  • Atascadero Lake Park - 1.1 miles away
  • Jim Green Trail - 1.5 miles away
  • Heilmann Dog Park - 1 mile awayt
  • Cayucos Beach - 22.1 miles away
  • Jody Giannini Family Dog Park - 16.6 miles away


  • Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival
  • Barney Schwartz Park
  • California Valley Solar Ranch
  • Camp Roberts
  • Damon/Garcia Sports Field
  • Fort Hunter Liggett
  • Hearst Castle
  • California Mid-State Fair
  • Santa Margarita Lake
  • Wineries of San Luis Obispo / Edna Valley
  • Pozo
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