Our Favorite #CentralCoasting Entries: October

We can’t believe how quick October flew by! Now that we’re in full fall mode here on the Central Coast, we’re looking back at some of our favorite spooky posts from our #CentralCoasting contest! Halloween season offers so many fun activities and great moments to capture, which we certainly saw in all your posts. Our monthly Instagram contest rewards one randomly selected winner with a free night’s stay at one of our Central Coast properties. Want to enter? Simply hashtag your favorite photos with #CentralCoasting and be entered to win. Click here for more details and contest rules. 1. “ENTER IF YOU DARE” by @centralcoastmama What we love:…

Spooky Halloween Events On The Central Coast

Fall is seriously one of the best times on the Central Coast, which isn’t known by a lot of people. The weather is still fantastic, but with fewer people crowding the beaches and beloved attractions, giving travelers who do visit a much more local feel of the area. Besides the beautiful fall colors and quiet atmosphere, autumn is great time to come experience the Central Coast through the many Halloween themed events! Together, our team has compiled a list of some of the best ways to celebrate spooky season and do it in style. Oct. 1-31st: Peruse The Cambria Scarecrow Festival This month-long event is in…

The Historic Mural At The Paso Robles Inn

The Paso Robles Inn has always been known for its historic charm and its infamous visitors like Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne or Frank and Jesse James. However, a lesser-known historical visitor is beginning to rise in popularity. Muralist, designer and commercial artist: Jon S. Oshanna is the artist behind the mural in the Paso Robles Inn’s coffee shop, which was built in the early 1940s. Another notable piece by Oshanna was recently discovered and restored in a historic hotel in San Francisco to a rather large fanfare. This mural depicts Mission Dolores,  San Francisco’s oldest building and California’s oldest mission.  …

Where To Get Your Pumpkin Fix On The Central Coast

One of the best parts of fall? Pumpkins galore! From pumpkin carving to pumpkin-flavored treats, we can’t get enough of all the fall fun. There’s so much to do and explore on the Central Coast, but we’ve narrowed it down to just a few ways to get your pumpkin fix this season. We’re talking pumpkin spice and everything nice! Pick A Pumpkin At Avila Valley Barn Keep it classic and get your fix by picking your very own pumpkin right off the farm. Tucked away in beautiful Avila Beach, Avila Valley Barn features a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds…

Pismo Beach Clam Festival: Something For Everyone

Hip-hip hooray! The Pismo Beach Clam Festival starts this Friday! Back in the day, Pismo Beach was called the “Clam Capital of the World.” There’s even a type of clam named after the town, called the Pismo. Many residents in the 40’s and 50’s were filled with enthusiasm and excitement about the abundance of clams found in Pismo Beach, and created its most famous festival – the Pismo Beach Clam Festival – in 1946.     Now, exactly 73 years later, many of the clams are gone due to sea otters and overzealous hunters. But the Pismo Beach community keeps its roots and celebrates…

5 Perks of Planning Summer Vacations Early

Summer is so close we can taste it! Summer on the Central Coast means perfect weather, lingering warm evenings drinking wine and listening to music, and adventurous outdoor activities to enjoy with the whole family. Read on and discover all the perks of planning that summer vacation early, all of which you can enjoy if you book in advance with Martin Resorts today for your next Central Coast vacation.

Our Favorite #CentralCoasting Entires: September

With October in full swing, we’re officially announcing it fall! Even though the temperature is dropping, the fun is still rising on the Central Coast. September brought new activities, new challenges and new ways to enjoy all autumn has to offer. However, the season change means it’s time to look back on some of our favorite #CentralCoasting moments from the past month! Our monthly Instagram contest rewards one randomly selected winner with a free night’s stay at one of our Central Coast properties. Want to enter? Simply hashtag your favorite photos with #CentralCoasting and be entered to win. Click here for more details…

Where to Get Country On California’s Central Coast

Going Country on the Coast The Central Coast is known for its breathtaking beaches, beautiful bluffs and salty seas, but something that’s often overlooked is the thriving cowboy culture that makes the area so unique. Whether you prefer to ride the waves on a surfboard or through the trails on a horse, the Central Coast has something for all tastes. Today, though, we’re going to focus specifically on the best places to embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl. Cattleman’s Lounge   Grab a friend, throw on your favorite ten-gallon hat and enjoy a drink in the historic Cattlemen’s Lounge at…