Picture-Perfect Places to Propose on California’s Central Coast

No matter if you call the Central Coast home, or home away from home, our little slice of Coastal Paradise has something different for everyone. Quaint countryside, stunning sunsets, or breathtaking views, San Luis Obispo county has countless beautiful places to pop the question. Here is our guide to the most unforgettable proposal spots around. 1. The Hilltop at Opolo Grab your sweetie and take a drive through Paso Robles’ beautiful Westside Wine Trail to enjoy a day of sight seeing and wine tasting. At the end of the day, take a drive up the winding road at Opolo to…

Stay & Play: Ideas for a California Kid-Friendly Vacay

Family fun begins on the Central Coast! Planning a vacation that kids and adults alike will enjoy can sometimes be a balancing act, but with these family-friendly packages, you won’t have to worry about a thing! Whether your family likes to play in the sand, visit local attractions, or cuddle up in the hotel, these itineraries have something for everyone. Kid’s Sea Life Package Discover the wonder that lies beneath the surface with Avila Lighthouse Suite’s Kids Sea Life Package! Located just around the corner from the hotel, the Central Coast Aquarium allows families to explore an entire ocean with exciting…

Why Fall is the Best Time for a California Wedding

Typically, Fall isn’t the first season to come to mind when thinking of great weddings. Here on the Central Coast, however, fall is known to be one of the most stunning times of year. 1. Stunning Color Schemes Though fall is not usually thought of as wedding season, it is known as a time of rich, natural beauty and striking color. Play off this color in your floral arrangements and decor, and play off the season’s natural beauty for rich, warm tones you can’t get for free at any other time of year.   2. Cozy Vibes With the right…

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…

Tips for Celebrating the Fourth of July in Pismo Beach

Every year, the City of Pismo Beach hosts a unique Independence Day celebration enjoyed by San Luis Obispo county locals and far-flung vacationers, culminating in a spectacular firework display from the end of the Pier. Due to it’s immense popularity, Pismo is notoriously crowded on this evening of celebration. Read on for event information and tips for a Fourth of July to remember! Arrive Early Unfortunately, there aren’t many free parking spots within walking distance of the pier. Parking lots will fill early in the morning, and street parking will likely fill shortly after. Your best bet at getting a…

5 Ways to Save on Flights to San Luis Obispo County

Summer is approaching; and when planning the perfect vacation, you’ll also need to find the perfect flight. But when it comes to booking a flight, there are now more options than ever before. Should you use a travel agency website, look on the airline’s website, or something else entirely? And how can you ensure that you get the best prices? Making these decisions can be overwhelming, so here are some of our favorite tips for saving money, and getting the best possible flight, for your next vacation (hopefully, to the Central Coast!). 1. Use travel agency websites wisely There are…

Tips for Eco-Friendly California Travel

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…