San Luis Obispo, CA
Distance from LA: 210 miles; 3.5-hour drive
Why it made our list: Because everybody that lives there looks like a supermodel.
Three things to do while you’re there:
1. Do every single one of these secret things in Paso Robles.
2. Get a bunch of beers at SLO Brewing Company. Actually, get some food, too: a grilled cheese with two types of cheese, apple, and honey on sourdough sounds good, right?
3. Stay at the world-famous Madonna Inn. The rooms are all themed, and who doesn’t want to sleep in a bed that looks like the "bring out your dead" cart from Holy Grail? Also, the men’s urinals have movement-sensor waterfalls.
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Wilder Shaw is a regular Thrillist contributor who has definitely party bus’d his way through a wine tasting in Paso Robles. Call him out on his nonexistent wine knowledge on Twitter at @WilderShaw and Instagram at @wildershaw.