Our Favorite #CentralCoasting Entries: April

Another month has come and gone in the blink of an eye—but fortunately, your #CentralCoasting entries help us reflect on all the fun we had this April! Below, we’ve selected four of our favorite April #CentralCoasting contest winners and share who our lucky monthly winner is!

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…

Celebrate Earth Day in SLO County

In nearby city Santa Barbara, the first Earth Day took place in 1970 after a massive oil spill threatened the coastal environment, and activists, citizens, and politicians were moved to action.  Protecting our natural environment, and all the initiatives that go along with keeping the Earth safe, are important to people across the globe, and we celebrate the earth and environmental causes to this day on Earth Day every year. Take part in celebrating, honoring, and helping the Earth here in SLO county, with the 27th Annual SLO County Earth Day Fair this Saturday! The event takes place at the…

Kid-Friendly Spring Break Activities

With the sun shining, the flowers blooming, and Easter preparations in full swing, Spring Break is the perfect time to visit the Central Coast with the kids. In addition to spending time at the beach or exploring the outdoors, there are also some fun kid-friendly events coming up in the next few weeks that are perfect for Spring Break. If the kids are out of school and there’s time to explore, here are some great things to do on the Central Coast that the whole family will love. Easter Celebrations This weekend is Easter, and there are several events going on in…

How To Travel Green

With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, there’s no better time to focus on the environment and demonstrate support for the protection of our beautiful Earth and the natural resources it offers. The Central Coast is covered in green, so when you embark on your next visit to the area, we encourage you to be as green as possible, too! With these tips, you’ll see that not only is sustainable travel possible, but easy to do. 1. Skip Housekeeping Services Many hotels, including the Martin Resorts properties, encourage guests to reuse towels and bedding during their stay in an…

Piedras Blancas: A New National Monument

Protecting California’s Coast Before leaving office last month, Barack Obama extended protection to over 6,000 acres of land on California’s coast by upgrading six sites to national monuments across coastal lands in Orange County, Santa Cruz county, Humboldt county, and our very own San Luis Obispo county. With this decision, the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse located in San Simeon is now the Central Coast’s newest national monument. In Humboldt County, the new sites are Trinidad Head, Lighthouse Ranch, and Lost Coast Headlands. Santa Cruz’s newest monument are the Coast Dairies, while outcroppings and small islands off the Orange County coast are now protected, too.  With this declaration,…

101 Spotlight: Elephant Seals

Every year, over 7,000 Elephant Seals call the Central Coast home. Most of them spend the entire  winter in San Simeon – in the northern part of the Central Coast, near Hearst Castle – and have become a part of the routine of our county and one of our favorite sights to see. The massive seals spend eight to ten months a year in the open ocean, migrating twice a year in a journey of thousands of miles. They are adept at living in the seas, naturally, and can dive 1,000 to 5,800 feet deep and stay there for fifteen minutes to two…