To visit Atascadero is to experience California as it used to be. A time when face time was in person, pleasures were simple and taking in a sunset was the way to unwind at day’s end.
While Atascadero is known for its proximity to beaches and wine country, the town itself is surrounded by rolling hills, oak trees and stunning architecture. With mild weather year-round, families can enjoy the outdoors hiking, biking, golfing or horseback riding.
Immerse yourself in the city’s history with free daily tours of City Hall. Explore the Charles Paddock Zoo, the only zoo on the Central Coast, or the beautiful Sunken Gardens, featuring an Italian marble sculpture from the 1904 World’s Fair.
Whether you’re sampling handcrafted cider at Bristol’s Cider House, indulging in Hush Harbor’s “three-day brownie,” or beer tasting at Tent City Brewery, hidden treasures abound.