#CentralCoasting Year in Review

Another year has come and gone, and as we gear up for another year of #CentralCoasting fun in 2018, we thought we’d take a look back to reflect on all the precious memories that were made in 2017. At Martin Resorts, it is our mission to ensure that each guest who visits our hotels have a unique and enjoyable experience during their time with us, and we’ve loved having the opportunity to touch the lives of everyone who has visited us over the past year. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your most special occasions, from anniversaries…

Holiday Travel 3 Ways

It’s the greatest time of year, but the holiday season is not without its own stressors! From anxiety over gift shopping to airline nightmares, things can get more than a bit crazy during the winter months. This year, we are taking a break from it all with a visit to California’s Central Coast with family, coworkers, or loved ones. Give yourself the gift of travel this December for a year-end recharge, and retreat from the inevitable holiday stress. Family Whether you are visiting relatives on the Central Coast or just getting away from your home town’s holiday hustle and bustle,…

Messy Fun For Kids!

Any parent knows that children and messes go together like peanut butter and jelly. Mud fights, water play, and backyard excavations may be a bit of a nuisance at home, but we think they are perfect for vacation. Here on the Central Coast, there are no shortage of messy activities for children, including sand castle building, wildlife viewing, ice cream eating, and even dinosaur digging. The best part about all the messy fun a Central Coast vacation has to offer is that the mess stays in the hotel and away from your home! 1. Build A Sandcastle Even in early…

California Wine Month: Wineries with Food

In honor of California Wine Month, we will be running a series featuring wonderful wineries on the Central Coast. This week, we are focusing in on wineries with food options. Enjoying excellent wine with perfectly paired food is a tried-and-true way to while away a weekend afternoon. Baileyana, Tangent, & True Myth Tasting Room Baileyana Winery is beautifully situated among the vines and rolling hills of San Luis Obispo’s Edna Valley American Viticultural Area. Owned by the area’s pioneers, the Niven family, Baileyana’s charming school house tasting room is home to several distinctly Edna Valley varietals, as well as an…

Sunday Funday, #CentralCoasting Style

Everyone knows that Sundays are for the family. Here on the Central Coast, our #SundayFunday activities are as numerous as they are awesome! Read on for the best in Sunday activities for your stay on the Central Coast! Brunch at Ventana Grill Start your morning with an unbeatable breakfast at Ventana Grill. Aside from the unbelievable selection of delicious food (including a carving station, omelet and homemade tortilla bar, hot entrees, sea food station, fruit, salad, and dessert station), the views from your table are sure to impress! After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Art…

Tin City: The Central Coast’s Newest Tasting Experience

Tin City is Paso Robles’ newest, most unique tasting experience. Located in an industrial park just south of Paso Robles, Tin City is home to over 20 winery, distillery, and brewery tasting rooms. Though Tin City is just a few years old, the 20-acre complex is a “drinker’s paradise,” says Patrick Brooks, partner at Tin City’s premiere craft spirit distillery, Wine Shine. This urban wine trail has garnered attention from locals and visitors for its easy navigation and full variety. At this early point in Tin City’s fledgling years, however, not every tasting destination has regular daily hours. Some, including BarrelHouse…

Central Coast Wine: Arroyo Grande versus Edna Valley

The Central Coast is home to one of the country’s most rapidly growing wine regions. While the Central Coast AVA is known for its high output of award-winning Chardonnays, two small and undiscovered wine regions in southern San Luis Obispo county stand alone in variety and quality. Just miles apart, Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande AVAs offer two distinct, yet equally remarkable wine trails. The two little-known appellations have come to be recognized for their remarkable quality and gorgeous vistas by wine experts around the world. Both Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley wineries will be featured during the 32nd Annual Central…

Father’s Day Beer Tasting Itinerary

Father’s Day is right around the corner and there’s no better place to celebrate dad than on the Central Coast! Everyone has special traditions for Father’s Day, from a fancy brunch at a delicious new restaurant to breakfast in bed to show dad how much you love him. If you’ll be spending this Father’s Day on the beautiful Central Coast of California, consider trying out an up and coming activity: beer tasting! With a wide variety of craft breweries right here on the Central Coast and tons of tours to teach you about the interesting brewing process, this is a…