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3 Tips for Planning 3-Day Getaways

Sometimes planning a quick weekend getaway can feel like more trouble than it's worth. From Friday night traffic to the dreaded Sunday scaries, we're often left wishing we had one more day just to feel like we're actually relaxed and refreshed after a weekend away. That's why extending your stay by one more day can go a long way.

Whether it's a given for the upcoming MLK Day or a use case for your hard-earned PTO, planning a 3-day getaway is worth it in more ways than one. Read on below to learn how to make the most of your next mini-vacation on California's Central Coast.  

Stay a Little Longer, Save a Little More

After you've chosen the destination for your few days off, look for length of stay promotions at nearby hotels. A win-win offering for both parties, the lodging providers enjoy lower room turnover while guests get a better nightly rate for simply staying longer.

Take Avila Lighthouse Suites' ongoing offer, for example: when you book two consecutive nights online by January 21nd, you'll get $150 OFF your entire stay. Tip: Use your PTO and travel midweek! Now through January 28th, The Piccolo in Paso Robles will give you $100 OFF for booking two consecutive nights Sundays - Thursdays between now and March 31st. 

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Take Advantage of the Off-Season

With beautiful year-round weather, there's not really an "off-season" on California's Central Coast, but if you plan a visit between December and March, you'll discover lower hotel rates, fewer crowds, and the calm of a quiet beach or vineyard. Just pack a sweater and embrace the slower pace of winter in SLOCAL. The rolling hills are at their greenest, reservations at restaurants and wineries are easy to come by (if even needed), and you'll be the center of attention when it comes to service. 

Tip: Book online by January 21st to take advantage of discounted rates starting at $129/Night at the historic Paso Robles Inn. (Offer valid Sunday-Thursday for travel through March 31, 2022. Blackout dates apply.)

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Use Vacation Time - You Earned It

American workers left an average of more than four days or 29% of their paid time off on the table last year, but the majority of Americans (64%) say they desperately need a vacation. Plus, the stress of living with the pandemic for nearly two years has taken a toll on workers’ mental health. According to a study from Destination Analysts, more than two-thirds (68%) of American workers feel at least moderately burned out and 13% are extremely burned out.

To address this issue and encourage Americans to map out their travel plans for the rest of the year, the U.S. travel industry is celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day on January 25th. Chances are you’ve been carrying a heavy load. Break free from burnout and give yourself a lift—ignite that spark we get from the “booking confirmation” page. 

A great way to use vacation days throughout the year is by taking a Friday or Monday off to create a long weekend. Rather than saving all vacation days for a 2-week excursion, you can use your days throughout the year and have breaks to look forward to all year. It’s your vacation time: make sure you use it.

With these tips, you can start planning your 3-day getaway to California's Central Coast at your favorite Martin Resorts hotel today!

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