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.

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…

Our Favorite #CentralCoasting Entries: August

As fall slowly begins to creep in during September and school or work schedules begin to fill up, it’s time to look back at those last sweet seconds of summer! August was full of fun, sun and sand here on the Central Coast, but since the month is over it’s time to reminisce some of our favorite #CentralCoasting moments. Each month we hold an Instagram contest and with the hashtag #CentralCoasting and invite users to share snapshots of how they spend their time on the beautiful California coast! We randomly select a winner and reward that individual with a free…

Your Guide to California Wine Month on the Central Coast

This September, California Wine Month celebrates the beginning of wine country’s most anticipated event of the year: harvest season! This month is all about raising a glass to California’s hard-working vintners and growers and all that they bring to our local lifestyle, economy, and culinary scene.

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OUR FAVORITE #CENTRALCOASTING ENTRIES: JULY

Another month has passed, another month full of beautiful sunsets, beach trips, wine tasting, and more! Life on the Central Coast is at its peak during summer—so soak it up! Now that August has begun, it’s time to look back at our favorite #CentralCoasting moments from the month of July

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Margaritas & More: 4 Places to Drink Tequila on the Central Coast

The calendar is full of made-up holidays like National Relaxation Day, National Lighthouse Day, National Ice Cream Day… the list goes on and on. While we usually have a chuckle about these “holidays” and then move on with business as usual, there are a few that we can’t resist celebrating—National Tequila Day is one of those.

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INSTAGRAMMABLE ICE CREAM SHOPS IN SLO COUNTY

Warm summers in San Luis Obispo mean non-stop cravings for the best ice cream around. Not frozen yogurt or doughnuts – but only real ice-cream will hit the spot. Indulge in a cold and creamy treat from one of these trendy, totally Instagram-worthy Ice Cream shops…