Tres Pinos, California




This episode of Big Blend Radio aired live on Sept. 8, 2017 and focuses on San Benito County, gateway to Pinnacles National Park in Central California.


Nestled within San Benito County’s rolling hills, wine and ranch country, Tres Pinos is a small rustic historic town between the eastern entrance of Pinnacles National Park, and the city of Hollister. The main attraction is the Bolado Park Event Center, which is home to the San Benito County Fairgrounds and San Benito County Saddle Horse Association Museum, has an RV Park and Campground, and is host to numerous events including the annual San Benito County Fair.

San Benito County Historic Park is a historical village on 33 acres within San Benito County Historical and Recreational Park. Here one can tour historic homes and buildings and see a collection of historic vehicles, farm and household implements. Pinnacles Hill Golf Course features a scenic nine-hole course layout within the Hollister Hills. A great lunch or dinner stop, 19th Hole Booze & Food is a historic restaurant and saloon that was founded in 1883. Learn more at


Local Highlights include: Bolado Park Event Center & San Benito County Fairgrounds, Pinnacle Hills Golf Course, and San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos; San Benito County Historical Society Museum, Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area, and Ridgemark Golf Club & Resort in Hollister; San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, Mission San Juan Bautista and San Juan Oaks Golf Club in San Juan Bautista.

Regional Highlights include: Pinnacles National Park
(approx. 23 miles), Fremont Peak State Park (approx. 25 miles), San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area (approx. 40 miles), Yosemite National Park (approx. 155 miles), Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks (approx. 200 miles).

Nearby Cities include: Paicines (approx. 5 miles), Hollister (7 miles), San Juan Bautista (approx. 14 miles), Gilroy (approx. 23 miles), Watsonville (approx. 30 miles), Salinas (approx. 35 miles), Morgan Hill (approx. 35 miles), Monterey (approx. 45 miles), King City (approx. 51 miles), San Jose (approx. 55 miles), Soledad (approx. 60 miles), Coalinga (approx. 90 miles), San Francisco (approx. 100 miles), Fresno (approx. 120 miles).

Nearby Airports: Hollister Municipal Airport (approx. 10 miles), Mineta San José International Airport (approx. 60 miles), and San Francisco International Airport (approx. 90 miles).



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