3 Must-See Pumpkin Patches on the Central Coast

October is the time for all things pumpkin! With a pumpkin patch in nearly every city and town within the county lines, California’s Central Coast is a pumpkin-lover’s paradise. Check out our guide to the best pumpkin patches around for a day of family fun!

Where to Photograph Fall Foliage in California

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…

Stay & Play: Ideas for a California Kid-Friendly Vacay

Family fun begins on the Central Coast! Planning a vacation that kids and adults alike will enjoy can sometimes be a balancing act, but with these family-friendly packages, you won’t have to worry about a thing! Whether your family likes to play in the sand, visit local attractions, or cuddle up in the hotel, these itineraries have something for everyone. Kid’s Sea Life Package Discover the wonder that lies beneath the surface with Avila Lighthouse Suite’s Kids Sea Life Package! Located just around the corner from the hotel, the Central Coast Aquarium allows families to explore an entire ocean with exciting…

Why Fall is the Best Time for a California Wedding

Typically, Fall isn’t the first season to come to mind when thinking of great weddings. Here on the Central Coast, however, fall is known to be one of the most stunning times of year. 1. Stunning Color Schemes Though fall is not usually thought of as wedding season, it is known as a time of rich, natural beauty and striking color. Play off this color in your floral arrangements and decor, and play off the season’s natural beauty for rich, warm tones you can’t get for free at any other time of year.   2. Cozy Vibes With the right…

California Wine Month: Central Coast Wineries with Live Music

Live music and fine Paso Robles wine are a perfect pairing. As the wine industry grows in beautiful Paso Robles, so does our local music scene—and we couldn’t be happier about it! There’s something truly special about watching the sun dip below the rolling hills of wine country while you move and groove to eclectic performances on an Indian summer evening.  For the final installment of our California Wine Month blog series, we’re highlighting some of our favorite wineries that feature live music in addition to excellent wines, so grab your dancing shoes and make plans to check some of these…

California Wine Month: Central Coast Wineries with Winning Whites

With over 40 winegrape varietals planted, Paso Robles wine country has a wine to please every palate. While 86% of the wine produced in Paso Robles are red varietals, interesting white wines are flourishing in the area thanks to the innovative spirit of our winemakers. For this edition of our California Wine Month blog series, we’re going to be focusing on Paso Robles’ wineries with award-winning white wines. If you’re more of a fan of reds, click here. Eberle Winery Founded 37 years ago by Gary Eberle, Eberle Winery was one of the three original wineries which created the Paso Robles…

California Wine Month: Central Coast Wineries with Excellent Reds

The Central Coast is famed for its production of delicious, award winning wines. Typically Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the first to come to mind when thinking of Central Coast wines, however, winemakers from Arroyo Grande to Paso Robles have recently challenged this idea with r creations of beautiful, award winning red wines in a wide range of varietals. In Celebration of California Wine Month, we compiled a list of our favorite award-winning Central Coast red wines. Opolo Winery Opolo has grown wildly popular as a destination for locals and visitors over the past few decades. Located on Paso Robles’…

Pro Tips for Flying to/from San Luis Obispo, CA

San Luis Obispo airport has long been a mainstay of the Central Coast community, and lately more changes have been flying in! On November 2nd,  a new, extremely efficient terminal will open, boosting the hospitality power of the region, and more flights are being added to bring tourists from all over to the Central Coast. If you’re arriving to or departing from our beautiful region by plane, here are some tips to make the most of the San Luis Obispo airport and enjoy your flight! Arrive Early Try to arrive at the airport around 90 minutes before the scheduled time of your flight, so…