Vine Street

Vine Street


Vintage Victorian homes dot Vine Street in Paso Robles, one of the first residential streets in the city. Vine parallels Spring Street, the main drag through town. Vine Street’s Victorians are decorated in December to participate in the annual “Vine Street Showcase.” Thirteen blocks, from 8th to 21st Streets are cordoned off and nearly every house, school and office are dressed in their Christmas finest to take part in this holiday tradition. There is even a living Nativity scene staged by one of the neighborhood families at their home. (One year a live donkey was supposed to be in their yard but he was sick that day.) Strolling carolers, performers in period costumes, Santa Claus, Scrooge, who stands on his balcony yelling, “I hate Christmas! Bah, humbug,” and is the most popular attraction. Other characters mingle with visitors to the annual street celebration. Admission is free. On the second Saturday in December. Call (805)238-4103 to confirm the schedule of events.

Vine Street also has vacation rentals, such as the Paso Vine House at 2021 Vine, which, though not a Victorian home, is a cozy and comfortable option away from the typical hotel or motel accommodations. There was a lovely, pink and white, 1887 Victorian bed and breakfast in the neighborhood called the Vine Street Inn, which has unfortunately, recently closed.




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