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Adventure into 2019: 4 #CentralCoasting Resolutions for the New Year

There’s no time like the New Year to say goodbye to old habits and welcome the opportunity to make exciting lifestyle changes. As 2018 comes to a close, we encourage you to take advantage of the wide variety of outdoor attractions available on the Central Coast by making the resolution to say YES to adventure! Offering surfing, fishing, scuba diving, mountain biking, horseback riding and more, the rugged landscape surrounding our California coast hotels serves as an idyllic backdrop for the New Year. Below, find New Year’s resolution inspiration for an adventurous 2019!

Step up your steps on beautiful hiking trails

This year, put some miles on your hiking boots! The Central Coast offers some of California’s best hiking opportunities, with dozens of miles of beautiful trails that make hiking a popular pastime for college students, local families, and tourists alike. By making the resolution to hike more, you’ll enjoy great exercise and even better views from favorites like Bishop’s Peak or Montana de Oro. Click here to learn more about popular trails you should add to your 2019 to-do list. Tip: keep track of your progress throughout the year by turning on the pedometer feature on your iPhone to count every step!

Photo: (c) @nolanhuddleston

GoPro or go home

Looking to up the ante of your Central Coast experience in the New Year? Look no further than Shore Cliff Hotel, your adventure headquarters for 2018! This oceanfront Pismo Beach property offers exciting activities like kayaking through sea caves, ATV-ing through sand dunes, and skydiving just outside your door! The best part? Shore Cliff offers a GoPro package so that you can document all of your #CentralCoasting adventures with a durable, adventure-proof GoPro during your stay, allowing you to revisit your memories for years to come. The package includes 1 day (8-hour) use of Waterproof GoPro Hero 5 Session Camera with 3-in-1 Mount with camera grip, extension arm, and tripod to use during your stay, a 32 GB Memory Card, and Adventure Itinerary. This year, challenge yourself to release your inner thrill-seeker—you won’t regret it!

Photo: (c) @kevinstaniszewski

Take the road less traveled

Leave your set of four wheels at home and opt for two-wheeling fun this year. Better for the environment and better for you, making the resolution to bike more will lead you to picturesque places that a car could never reach. San Luis Obispo County offers plenty of beginning, intermediate, and advanced rides for anyone to enjoy! From the beautiful Bob Jones Trail in Avila Beach to Hazard Peak in Montana de Oro,  our scenic coastline will inspire you to add a new trail to your repertoire and explore the natural environment all year long. Whether you choose to ride for recreation or in day-to-day life by riding to work or school, biking is a fun experience that makes it worth it to take the road less traveled in 2019.

Photo: (c) @j0j0_r

Wine a little, learn a lot

You don’t always have to give something up when it comes to New Year’s resolutions.  Instead, make the resolution to educate yourself about the hobbies you do enjoy, like wine tasting, for example. There have always been rumors that a little red wine here and there is good for the heart. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, antioxidants and a “polyphenol called resveratrol in red wine may help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart.” While there is no clear evidence suggesting red wine is better for you than any other alcohol, that’s all the information we need to continue indulging in fine Paso Robles wine from time to time, without the guilt. During your visit to Paso Robles Wine Country this new year, challenge yourself to learn more about the wine in your glass. Several local wineries offer educational events like blending seminars and pairing tastings throughout the year to help amateur wine enthusiasts understand the science behind this tasty indulgence.

Photo: C) @centralcoastmama

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