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Experience Central Coast California Vacations

Romance, Adventure and Escape Are All Here

San Luis Obispo is a picturesque destination where the vineyard-covered coast meets the deep blue of the Pacific. Whether you are planning a romantic wine tasting excursion, a golf getaway, a family outing to the beaches, or an outdoor adventure through multiple hiking trails, Martin Resorts provides premier access to some of the best Central California things to do. Browse our favorites below and see them all from some of the best beach hotels in California.

Outdoor Activities

  • Hiking Trails
    • Pismo Preserve 
    • Shell Beach Bluff & Ontario Ridge Trail 
    • Bishop Peak
  • Cycling
    • Bob Jones Trail
    • SLO Bike Boulevard
    • Cuesta Ridge
  • Beach Activities
    • Kayaking
    • Surfing
    • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
    • Whale Watching
    • Sailing Charters
  • Adrenaline Rushes
    • Skydive Pismo Beach
    • Vista Lago Adventure Park
    • ATV Rentals
    • Helicopter Wine Tours 

Family & Leisure

  • Destinations
    • Ravine Waterpark
    • Hearst Castle
    • Dinosaur Caves Park
    • California Mid-State Fair
    • Bubblegum Alley
    • SLO Blues Baseball Games
  • Museums
    • San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
    • Paso Robles Pioneer MuseumE
    • Estrella Warbird Museum
    • Paso Robles Children's Museum
    • San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
    • History Center of San Luis Obispo County
    • Mission San Miguel Arcangel
    • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa 
  • Animal Attractions
    • Charles Paddock Zoo
    • Jack Creek Farms
    • Central Coast Aquarium
    • Monarch Butterly Grove
    • Elephant Seals in San Simeon
    • Avila Valley Barn


  • Dining
    • Custom House
    • Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse
    • Cattlemen's Lounge
    • Palazzo Giuseppe
    • Splash Cafe
    • Ventana Grill
  • Festivals
    • Pismo Beach Clam Festival
    • Harvest on the Coast
    • BUBBLYFEST by the Sea
    • San Luis Obispo Culinary Carnival
    • SLO Craft Beer Festival
    • Wine, Waves, & Beyond
    • Taste of Pismo
    • Mac and Cheese Festival
    • Paso Robles Olive Festival 
  • Wine Tasting
  • Beer Tasting
    • Firestone Walker Brewing Company
    • BarrelHouse Brewing Co.
    • SLO Brew
    • Tap It Brewing Co.
    • Pismo Brewing Company
  • Farmers Markets
    • Arroyo Grande
    • Avila Beach
    • Pismo Beach
    • Paso Robles
    • San Luis Obispo


  • Live Entertainment
    • Vina Robles Amphitheatre
    • SLO Performing Arts Center
    • Avila Beach Golf Resort
    • California Mid-State Fair
    • Pozo Saloon 
  • Arts
    • Art After Dark
    • Studios on the Park
    • Art Bar
  • History & Culture
    • Point San Luis Lighthouse
    • Cattlemen's Lounge
    • Pismo Beach Pier
    • Hearst Castle
    • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
    • Sunset Drive-In Theatre


  • Shopping
    • Pismo Beach Premium Outlets
    • Downtown San Luis Obispo
    • Downtown Paso Robles
    • Avila Beach Promenade
  • Spas
    • The Spa at Avila Lighthouse Suites
    • Spa Services at Pismo Lighthouse Suites
    • Spa Menu at Shore Cliff Hotel
    • Spa Service at Inn at the Cove
    • Spa Service at Paso Robles Inn
  • Golf
    • Avila Beach Golf Resort
    • Hunter Ranch Golf Course
    • Paso Robles Golf Club
    • Monarch Dunes Golf Club
    • Cypress Ridge Golf Course