Shore Cliff Dares You…

At Shore Cliff Hotel, we encourage every guest to choose their own adventure during their stay in Pismo Beach! From kayaking through sea caves, to hikes through Pismo Preserve, there is an activity for every type of traveler. With comfortable, oceanfront guest rooms and a beautiful cliffside property, Shore Cliff Hotel is proud to be your adventure headquarters while #CentralCoasting! This week Shore Cliff Hotel dares you to try something new when you visit the Central Coast, like riding ATVs through the Oceano Sand Dunes! The Oceano Sand Dunes are perfect for a day of fun in the sun! This…

Inspiration for Summer Weddings

There are many perks to getting married during the summer months on the Central Coast. The sun shines brighter, the days are longer, and you can dance the night away under the clear starry sky. Whether you imagine your special day unfolding among the sun-kissed vineyards of beautiful Paso Robles, or if you’ve always dreamed of a tying the knot in front of a dreamy ocean backdrop, San Luis Obispo County is the perfect place for your Pinterest boards to come to life. Get inspired by some of the summer weddings that the Martin Resorts properties have had the privilege of hosting…

Benefits of Practicing Yoga

Shore Cliff hotel kicked off their summer yoga series last weekend and both guests and visitors loved practicing their best poses alongside Lindsay Carter Coates and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Yoga is a hugely popular way to get a workout in, but it’s also a great way to work on your mental health too! We spoke to our resident yoga instructor, Lindsay, about the many amazing benefits of practicing yoga and her thoughts about this amazing form of exercise! What are some mental benefits of practicing yoga? “Yoga is a great way to clear your mind. By just focusing on…

Visiting Brewers featured at the California Festival of Beers

Here on the Central Coast, we are spoiled with immediate access to local breweries and distilleries. With so many beers to choose from on our own turf, sometimes we can forget about all the other amazing breweries from around the nation that we have yet to try. Luckily, at the California Festival of Beers happening Memorial Day weekend at the Madonna Inn, you’ll have the chance to sample beers from local breweries and visiting breweries alike. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the brewers who don’t call the Central Coast their home: Deschutes Brewery – Oregon Central Oregon’s flagship brewpub,…

Let the Kids Plan the Vacation

Planning a vacation can be stressful! From budgeting to scheduling, and packing, parents often are overwhelmed with the many aspects that go into planning a perfect trip for the family. Ease some of your stress though, and maybe even some of the complaining, when you let the kids have a hand in planning! This is a great way to teach your children something new about money and also the amazing world around them. Use these tips to help you let the kids plan your next vacation! Budgeting Don’t underestimate your kids’ abilities to budget! Allowing them to understand how much…

What to Expect at Your First Yoga Class

Yoga has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason! There are tons of benefits for your mind, body, and soul when you regularly practice yoga, making it one of the best, all-encompassing workouts you can participate in. Diving into your first yoga experience can be intimidating though! For those new to yoga, or even for the yogi veteran, the Inn at the Cove is beginning their Summer Yoga Series with classes every Saturday morning! At 10AM on the Cove’s beautiful oceanfront lawn, Central Coast native and yoga extraordinaire Lindsay Coates will be teaching classes to guests and…

Strawberries Four Ways

Strawberries are one of our favorite summer treats, cute, delicious, and healthy just on their own. Join us at the Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival this Memorial Day weekend to taste local farmer’s strawberries at the peak of their harvest season. There will be live music, activities, entertainment, crafts, and of course, strawberry treats available for purchase and by the box. However, many people don’t know the great variety of dishes you can make with them strawberries a main ingredient, instead of just taking a few bites and throwing away the stems. Additionally, strawberry dishes don’t even have to be desserts – they can be…

Tips for Touring Wedding Venues

Planning your special day can be very stressful, but that shouldn’t take away from the magical element to the happiest day of your life! Your wedding venue is an essential element to creating your perfect celebration and can completely drive the vibe of your wedding. The Central Coast of California is a hugely popular area for tons of weddings for not only residents, but also those simply visiting. From the rolling, green vineyards of Paso Robles to the serene, calm shores of Pismo Beach, there’s truly a venue for every type of bride and groom here. Visiting a venue can…