Where to Photograph Fall Foliage

It’s finally beginning to feel a lot like Fall on the Central Coast! After weeks of a lingering Indian Summer, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the changing Autumn leaves and a cool breeze! Below, enjoy our guide to the best places to photograph fall foliage on the Central Coast and get ready to step your Instagram game up a notch! When you visit these beautiful spots, don’t forget to use #CentralCoasting on your post to be entered for the chance to win a 1-night stay at the Martin Resorts property of your choosing.

Vineyard Vines

While California often feels season-less, we have on thing many other states don’t: vineyards. During your stay in wine country, drink in panoramic views of Paso Robles during peak harvest season while sipping on some of the Central Coast’s finest wines and you’re sure to fall in love with our unique version of autumn. Looking for the best view? Check out our guide to wineries with the best views, here.

Photo: (c) @castorocellars

Avila Valley

As soon as you exit Highway 101 on your way to Avila Beach, you will have entered the Central Coast’s hub for all things fall. Driving along Avila Beach Drive, you’ll enjoy views of the golden sun peeking through the peaceful tree-canopied hillside. Eventually, you’ll pass Avila Valley Barn, where you’ll certainly want to stop for some unbeatable Fall-inspired photo-ops. Boasting an apple orchard, pumpkin patch, bakery, petting zoo, and hayrides across the property, Avila Valley Barn has pumpkin spice and everything nice!

Photo: (c) @lauren_bagby

The Paso Robles Inn

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Paso Robles, the Paso Robles Inn comes to life when Autumn rolls around. The Inn’s beautiful lush green garden setting turns beautiful shades of gold, orange, and yellow, with hints of red that warm your heart with love for this special town. Crisp air, crunchy leaves beneath your feet, and warm cider in hand, the Downtown square looks like a Norman Rockwell painting: festive Scarecrows sit outside storefronts Downtown, and plump pumpkins sit on almost every doorstep. With its small-town charm, you can’t help but fall in love with fall in Paso Robles year after year.

Photo: (c) @stuartbrazell