Outdoor Attractions in Central California

Make Our Backyard Your Playground


Make a splash on the coast and take advantage of a variety of outdoor attractions in Central California when you stay at Martin Resorts. Perfectly poised to bring our guests within easy reach of surfing, fishing, scuba diving, mountain biking, horseback riding and more, the rugged landscape surrounding our properties serves as an idyllic backdrop for your next adventure. Even a scenic drive throughout one of the many beautiful areas will familiarize yourself with the spirit of the Central Coast on your Highway 1 road trip. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of coastal California as you take advantage of some of the most sought-after things to do in Central CA outside. 

Local Hiking Trails

In the mood to put some miles on those tennis shoes? The Central Coast of California offers some excellent hiking locations with a dozen miles of beautiful trails that make hiking a popular pastime. If you want to 'live like a local' while you're on vacation check out our Staff Spotlight Blog with some insider tips on hikes in the area!

Cycling

The Central Coast is a popular destination for biking due to our amazing climate and easy to access bike paths. Cycling is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Central California, which offers some of the most renowned routes for cycling enthusiasts looking to challenge themselves, or for those just wanting a change of scenery.

Beach Activities

Of course, not taking advantage of the gorgeous Central Coast beaches around the area would be a crime. With more than 300 days of sunshine and gentle year-round weather, San Luis Obispo has some of the best beaches in the entire country. The Central Coast is dotted with soft sand, colorful coastal towns, and top restaurants serving delicious fresh seafood. Head to Pismo Beach for expansive sand dunes, gorgeous views, and a small town feel. Avila Beach is known for its dining, calm waves, whale watching and family fun.

For the Thrill-Seekers

Not every vacationer is looking to relax on the sand or spend their days at the spa. On the Central Coast we have tons of fun activities and places perfect for the dare-devil within you. These amazing options will get your adrenaline pumping by flying the sky on huge zip lines at Vista Lago Adventure Park or riding in a classic biplane with Banner Airways. If you want to get up and get out on your next vacation, head to the Central Coast and check out these thrill-seeking activities.