Little girl picking spring flowers

Seasons in the Central Coast

Endless Ways to Play, Any Time of the Year


Most may think that summer is the best time to visit the Central Coast to enjoy our gorgeous beaches and sunny weather, but every time of the year here offers amazing opportunities for fun and enjoyment. The beach views and gorgeous sunsets can be appreciated during fall, winter, spring, or summer, proving every day is a great one on the Central Coast. Many of the warm weather activities, like kayaking or stand up paddle boarding, are also still great options during those colder months to experience the Pacific Ocean. 

Fall & Winter

Fall is a very special time on the Central Coast, with the perfect cool, coastal breezes and dryer, hot days still lasting inland. The leaves boasting autumn colors and the vines changing mark the time of harvest, when wine tasting is greatest and the many festivals begin. From winemaker dinners, blending seminars, and pumpkin picking, there is no shortage of fall fun here.  As winter starts to cool down our surroundings, we love celebrating the holidays on the Central Coast with hot cocoa bars in our lobbies and the many parades, lighting ceremonies, and decorated houses that provide that festive feel. Regardless of what Martin Resorts hotel you're staying at, there is something merry and bright happening to put you into the holiday spirit. If you're looking to visit the Central Coast from September to February, check out our favorite cooler weather events and activities.

Fresh produce from Avila Valley Barn

Festivals

Beautiful sunflower field in Central Coast

Activities

Festive holiday nutcracker for Christmas

Holiday Fun

Spring & Summer

The warm weather activities on the Central Coast are what made it famous: perfect beach days, great waves for surfing, blooming wildflowers in picturesque fields, and perfect weather for wine tasting. As the clouds move away and the sun takes hold of our beautiful area, there is no bounds to fun, outdoor moments you can have with your loved ones here. The mild, coastal weather of Pismo Beach is perfect for oceanfront hikes and trails, and the warm, hot days of Paso Robles are the ideal setting for fun festivals. Your options are endless when visiting the Central Coast in spring and summer, so pack your bags and take that gorgeous drive to the Central Coast.

Fun downtown farmers market on Central coast

Festivals

Man surfing crystal blue Pismo Beach waters

Outdoor Activities

Bike on scenice Avila trail

Hiking & Biking