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…

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…

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…

8 #CentralCoasting Activities for When it Stays Lighter Longer

This Sunday, we “spring forward” to find our days filled with another brilliant hour of sunshine. Once Daylight Savings Time takes effect on Sunday at 2 AM, the sun won’t set on the Central Coast until after 7 pm, giving us plenty of time after work or school to enjoy the outdoors.

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6 Benefits of Booking Direct with Martin Resorts

When booking a hotel, travelers are concerned with one thing: getting the best price on their room. And who can blame them? To do so, people often turn to large online travel agencies like Expedia, Travelocity, Trivago, and others to find the lowest price available—little do they know, they’re looking in the wrong place. But worry not, #BookDirect Day is here to explain why booking directly is best for you, best for prices, and best for your overall experience.

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Less Clicking. More Playing: Book Direct Perks at Pismo Lighthouse Suites

Expedia. Trivago. Booking.com. Travelocity. TripAdvisor. Kayak. The list of online travel agencies fighting for your hard earned cash goes on and on. You could spend hours online searching for online travel agencies with the best hotel rates—or, you could book direct and instantly get the best rate guaranteed, in addition to many other perks.

Marvel at the Monarchs: Western Monarch Day 2019

If you’re with us at one of our Pismo Area Resorts this weekend, you can’t miss the Western Monarch Day celebration! Pismo State Beach docents will host the celebration from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the butterfly grove, 455 S. Dolliver, Pismo Beach.