5 Local Food Trucks We Love

Food truck culture has been exploding across California, expanding our notion of what “fast food” looks like and bringing vibrancy and culture to many cities. In big cities and small, food trucks add to the food culture of an area by providing quick service and delicious, on-the-go eats that are also convenient and match the local flavor. Here in SLO county, many food trucks are available for rent and cart their meals around town to wineries, special events, concerts, and more. Here are some of our favorite food trucks that are staples of the Central Coast community, hopefully some of…

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…

Cool Pool Games

School may be starting soon, but summer fun on the Central Coast is still heating up! With an abundance of warm, sunshiny days under the clear California sky, there’s no better way to soak up what’s left of summer than with a day by the pool. Take in panoramic views of the glistening Pacific Ocean while you play like a kid again in the heated oceanfront pools at Avila Lighthouse Suites and Pismo Lighthouse Suites, the perfect backdrops to any #CentralCoasting family vacation. While you splash around in the pool, leave classic games like Marco Polo and Chicken Fights behind and…

Hidden Gems of the Central Coast: Libertine Brewing Company

One of the best parts of the Central Coast is its abundance of local shops, restaurants, and businesses that are totally unique to San Luis Obispo County. Travelers and foodies come from far and wide for a taste of the Central Coast’s beloved hidden gems like Hoagie’s, Sylvester’s Burgers, Del Monte Cafe, and the Gardens of Avila. The Libertine Brewing Company, based out of Morro Bay, is just another one of these local treasures. Recently, Libertine opened their flag ship restaurant in downtown San Luis Obispo, which has quickly grown to be a favorite hang-out spot for locals and visitors alike…

Our Favorite July #CentralCoasting Entries

Summer is flying by, but there’s much more fun to be had! As we gear up for August, we’re taking a look back at our Top 5 Favorite #CentralCoasting entries for the month of July. This month was full of fun events across the Central Coast, from Yoga Festivals and Wine Strolls to concerts at the California Mid-State Fair and Festival Mozaic performances. We loved seeing how everyone enjoyed #CentralCoasting throughout the month, and we always want to see more! Every month, our #CentralCoasting competition gives participants a chance to win a free night’s stay at one of the Martin Resorts properties…

3 Summertime Corporate Outings

When work becomes just that—all work and no play—it can start to negatively impact your team’s morale and overall productivity. By the time summer comes around, everyone is ready for a vacation but doesn’t always have the luxury of taking time off. Fortunately, organizing a fun corporate outing during company time is the perfect way to keep your colleagues from falling into the monotonous functions of the workplace while showing them that you appreciate all that they do! Below, explore three #CentralCoasting outings that are perfect for a summertime corporate retreat. 1. Footgolf or Disc Golf Tournament Nothing will get your team’s…

Souvenir Crafts for Kids

Nothing commemorates an unforgettable vacation like the perfect souvenir. While pressed pennies and snow globes are great options, a handmade memento allows you to make even more memories in the process of creating your one-of-a-kind souvenir.  To preserve your precious family memories, your kids can create their own personalized souvenir that can’t be found anywhere else every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the Avila Lighthouse Suites Sun Deck, complimentary with your stay! This program runs through September 3rd, featuring different crafts and activities throughout the summer, so be sure to check it out during your next visit! Below, find inspiration for your own…

Summer Date Nights #CentralCoasting Style

Sunset Drive In Take the time-tested favorite movie date night to the next level with a visit to Sunset Drive-In Theater in San Luis Obispo. At just $9 per person, visiting Sunset is a refreshing (and more affordable) take on the class dinner-and-a-movie date night. To make this date night classic even more unique, pack your very own picnic to enjoy in your back seat blanket fort. Concessions sold at the venue are very affordable as well. A large popcorn is just $5, and once you polish off the first bag during movie #1, head back to concessions for a free refill…