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…

5 Perks of Planning Summer Vacations Early

Summer is so close we can taste it! Summer on the Central Coast means perfect weather, lingering warm evenings drinking wine and listening to music, and adventurous outdoor activities to enjoy with the whole family. Read on and discover all the perks of planning that summer vacation early, all of which you can enjoy if you book in advance with Martin Resorts today for your next Central Coast vacation.

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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.

5 Fun Ways to Spend Rainy Days on the Central Coast

Although beautiful San Luis Obispo County boasts about 300 sunny days per year, of course even the prettiest of places are bound to have a few rainy days! On those few gloomy days though, there is still so much to do from Pismo to Paso that will allow you to enjoy a fun-filled vacation on California’s Central Coast. More rain means gorgeous, green hillsides and an opportunity to explore more unique spots on the Central Coast, so check out our ideas below and get started!

Hotel for the Holidays: Feeling at Home During Holiday Travel

There’s nothing like being home for the holidays, but if you don’t find yourself saying “I’ll be home for Christmas” this year, don’t worry—the Martin Resorts properties offer all the festive comforts of home, away from home. With decked halls, rich hot chocolate, delicious feasts, and crackling fireplaces at our homey hotels, you’ll feel cheery and bright during your holiday on the beautiful Central Coast.

Giving Guide: Central Coast Holiday Deals & Gifts

We’ve hardly digested our Thanksgiving dinner, but the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is already upon us… are you ready? This year, ditch the long lines at big box stores and choose to support local and small businesses on the Central Coast as you begin your gift shopping.