Atascadero is chock-full of incredible opportunities for the entire family to roam, play and be amazed. Experience a close encounter on the wild side of life at the Charles Paddock Zoo, where you can view a Malayan tiger, a host of monkeys, reptiles and colorful birds, like the Scarlet Macaw and Burrowing Owl.
Get moving! Tee off with friends for 18 holes of fun, or challenge each other to a game of frisbee golf. Hike, bike or horseback ride the trails that web the nearby rustic hills. Or stay in town for a walk along the scenic Atascadero Lake Park, where ducks, geese and even human paddlers gather.
Cultural possibilities abound here, and history buffs will want to take a tour of Atascadero’s double-domed City Hall building. Built in 1918 and restored to its original glory, it is the crown jewel of the historic downtown. Fun festivals—including the Tamale Festival, Lakeside Wine Festival and Central Coast Cider Festival—attract foodies from near and far. A weekly farmers market as well as seasonal events and celebrations will delight all ages.