Do you hear that? It’s the sound of sleigh bells and caroling (slightly off-tune) that officially marks the start of the winter holidays. If you’re looking to give a one-of-a-kind gift to the ones you love this Christmas season, why not the gift of an experience? Create memories that last a lifetime (longer than any pre-boxed product from Amazon) with an experiential gift. Here are 4 of the best experiences you can give this season to friends and family.

1. A Wine Tour On The Central Coast


If your special someone loves wine, why not take them on a cruise through the vineyard countryside in Edna Vally, Paso Robles, or Santa Ynez? Wine tasting at the wineries is an incredible experience. Not only are you often surrounded by beautiful, panoramic views of the natural landscape, but you also get to learn about the story behind the glass of wine you’re enjoying – sometimes from the winemaker! Wineries come in all shapes and sizes, so you can really tailor the experience you’d like to give. Some wineries even have onsite hiking trails, picnic areas, cafes, horseback riding, and more. (For a list of wineries with fun activities, check out our blog here.)

Every wine tour includes 3 to 4 wineries of your choice (our team’s always happy to help make recommendations) and stops for lunch or dinner. Wine tours are completely customizable, tell us where you want to go, and we’ll make it happen! Here are a couple of wineries we’d recommend from the three main wine tasting regions on the Central Coast.

1. Claiborne & Churchill Winery
Bonus Points For: Only A Few Minutes Away From The Beach, A Straw Bale Winery, Phenomenal Red Wine
Address: 2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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2. Cass Winery
Bonus Points For: Incredible Cafe, Horseback Riding, Onsite Lodging, Fantastic White Wine
Address: 7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
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3. Crown Point Vineyards
Bonus Points For: Panoramic Vineyard Views, Incredible Bor­deaux Vari­eties
Address: 1733 Fletcher Way, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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2. A Craft Brewery Tour


Explore the budding craft brewery scene here on the Central Coast with a brewery tour! With dozens of craft brewers making a splash with some incredible Sours, IPAS, and Stouts, you won’t be disappointed. You can even get a flight of beer and try several at a time. You can take the experience to another level by booking a tour (most breweries have them) of the brewing facilities so you and your friend can see first-hand how the beer in your glass is made. Talk about a beer-y good time!

Every brewery tour includes 3 breweries of your choice (our team’s always happy to help make recommendations) and stops for lunch or dinner. Brewery tours are completely customizable, tell us where you want to go, and we’ll make it happen! Here are a couple of craft breweries our team would recommend. (For more beer stops, check out our blog here.)

1. Firestone Walker Brewing
Bonus Points For: Beer Tours, On-Site Restaurant, Visitor Center
Address: 1400 Ramada Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446
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2. SLO Brew Rock
Bonus Points For: Games, On-Site Event Space (Often With Live Music), Food Available, Beer Tours
Address: 855 Aerovista Ln, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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3. Kulturhaus Brewing Company
Bonus Points For: Minutes Away From The Beach, German Biergarten Inspired Food
Address: 779 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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3. Distillery Tour


Did you know that Paso Robles has a Distillery Trail? It doesn’t get easier than that for a full-day experience! Taste hand-crafted spirits made from local ingredients found in the farmer’s markets around the Central Coast with a distillery tour. A couple of our distilleries even use the skin of wine grapes to make some of their spirits.

Every distillery tour includes 2 – 3 distilleries of your choice (our team’s always happy to help make recommendations) and stops for lunch or dinner. Distillery tours are completely customizable, tell us where you want to go, and we’ll make it happen! Here are a couple of craft distillers our team would recommend.

1. Wine Shine Distillery
Bonus Points For: Being Located In The Heart Of Tin City, Generous Tastings, Lemonade Cocktails
Address: 3064 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446
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2. Bethel Rd. Distillery
Bonus Points For: Spirit & Wine Tasting Flights, Occasional Live Music
Address: 1266 N Bethel Rd, Templeton, CA 93465
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3. RE: FIND
Bonus Points For: Charcuterie Board, Dog-Friendly, Spirit & Wine Tasting Flights
Address: 2725 Adelaida Road Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Cheers To New Experiences


So, what are you waiting for? Give the gift of an incredible experience here on the Central Coast today! We have a large fleet of vehicles ranging from a Limo Bus to a Mini Party Bus and more, so we can accommodate any sized group, big or small. Book a phone consultation to talk about fully customizable transportation, or email Info@SLOSafeRide.com, or fill out the form below for a free transportation quote. 

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