Meet Martin Beckett: Director of Hospitality at The Piccolo

This September, Martin Resorts will be opening a new luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Paso Robles: The Piccolo. Rooted in the rich history of sister property, the historic Paso Robles Inn, and a celebration of the Paso Robles community, every aspect of The Piccolo has been carefully chosen to reflect the authenticity, originality, and attitude that makes Paso Robles such a treasured destination, from the locally crafted art and furnishings to the important role of Director of Hospitality. It is with great excitement that we introduce and welcome The Piccolo’s Director of Hospitality, long time local Martin Beckett, to the…

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3 Central Coast Destinations for Valentine’s Day Celebrations

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, we can feel the love in the crisp Central Coast air! From stunning sunsets over the Pacific to fine wine & dining, there’s no better place than San Luis Obispo County to celebrate your love. Below, enjoy our guide to the top 3 destinations for your Valentine’s Day celebration.

6 “Off Season” Reasons to Visit SLO CAL This Winter

You’re coming off the holiday-high, the new year is here… now what? While well over half the country is experiencing bitter cold temperatures, us central coasters are sitting at a mild 65º. You know what that means? Time for a little vacation! Check out this list of off-season activities to fill your itinerary during winter travel to San Luis Obispo county.

Your Holiday Planning Checklist

Christmas is just around the corner, and before we know it we’ll be popping champagne on New Year’s Eve. With just a few weeks of preparation left before the big celebrations begin, now is the time to make a holiday To-Do list and check it twice!

5 Spaces for Al Fresco Dining on the Central Coast

With a bottle of wine by your side and a cool evening breeze in the air, dining al fresco – or “open air” – is a lovely experience in the summertime. Luckily, Central Coast restaurants make great use of its patios.

Map Your Pismo Beach Vacation With Ease

When planning a vacation to a destination you’ve never visited before, it can be hard to visualize exactly what your trip will look like. To avoid spending your entire trip getting lost in the car, it’s best to plan with these questions in mind: How close is your hotel to beach access? Where is the nearest grocery store? What’s the best nearby dining?

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’…