Martin Resorts’ Sustainable Efforts

At Martin Resorts we try our best to remember the importance of sustainable practices everyday, not just on Earth Day. To end our week of celebration, we would like to share how our company has participated in environmentally friendly habits and causes. Below is a list of sustainable practices each hotel is currently a part of: Clean the World – We recycle soap and hygiene products discarded every day that generate environmental waste to Clean the World, who distribute these products to impoverished people. These donations prevent millions of hygiene-related deaths each year, reduce the morbidity rate for hygiene-related illnesses, and encourage vigorous childhood development. Project…

Green Tips and Tricks for Traveling!

Today is the annual Earth Day Celebration – a day to celebrate the planet we live on and remind ourselves of ways to lead a more sustainable life. It can be hard to stay sustainable while on vacation but we have listed some easy ways to go green during your next trip! – Before you leave your house for your trip perform these small tasks to save energy and reduce your bill. Many devices in your home continue to use power even when they aren’t in use. To help, turn your water heater to its lowest setting, turn off any running appliances, &…

The Best Central Coast Wedding Venues

Romance is at the start of every “big day”. And although weddings happen in different locations, with different colors schemes, traditions and sizes, you can be assured to find your fairy tale at one of our Central Coast venues. Whether you’re planning a wedding in the summer where your idea of romance goes hand in hand with pastels and beaches or a in fall with a bold color palette and historic architecture let us make your dreams a reality. We welcome you to view sneak peaks of weddings that started with Martin Resorts. . .           Find your dream, capture your moment, and share your special day with…

How will you celebrate Earth Day?

Did you know this Wednesday is the 45th Earth Day?! Created in 1970 in the United States, Earth Day turned into a world wide phenomenon in 1990! Now people all over the world recognize Earth Day and it’s importance, and celebrate it in many different ways. Below are some of our favorite ways Earth day has been recognized across the globe. On Earth Day 2012, more than 100,000 people rode bikes in China to reduce CO2 emissions and save fuel. On Earth Day 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan by the Earth Day Network. One Earth Day in Panama, 100 endangered species of…

Top Ten Things to Do in Spring on the Central Coast!

Excited about spring weather but not entirely sure how to spend it? San Luis Obispo County is particularly beautiful in Spring and offers many Central Coast attractions for all to enjoy! Below is our top ten list of things you must do during spring on the Central Coast. 10. Farmer’s Markets! Visit Pismo on Wednesday’s, San Luis on Thursday’s, Avila on Friday’s, and Paso Robles on Saturday’s AND Tuesday’s for local produce and shopping. You don’t want to miss out on the local goods! 9. Surfside Donuts! Indulge, and get yourself a sweet treat at Surfside. With their daily custom donut…

Spring Wine and Beer Festival Guide for San Luis Obispo County

Springtime in San Luis Obispo is known for beautiful weather, long beach days , and plenty of beer and wine festivals. With new festivals happening every year, it can be overwhelming to choose what you want to do. We have put together this guide to help guide your decision! Roll Out the Barrels Known for setting the pace for good times, good vibes, and good wines the annual Roll Out the Barrels is celebrating 25 years! The entire month of April through the first weekend of May will offer numerous winery activities. Each week there is a different theme including…

Avila Beach – A Sanctuary for Birds

Did you know that Avila Beach is a designated bird sanctuary in 2013? The community was designated by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors as a bird sanctuary to promote the appreciation, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems, focusing on diversity of birds in Avila Beach. So what kind of birds can Avila Beach visitors expect to see? Well they include Great Blue Herons, California Gulls, Snowy and Common Egrets, Brant Geese (Common, Red-throated and Pacific), Grebes (Western, Earted, Horned & Clarks), Surf Scoters, Common Murres, Northern Shovelers, and more! For more information about Avila Beach’s Bird Sanctuary designation, go…

April is Pet-Friendly Month in San Luis Obispo County!

Many of us know April is known for April Fool’s Day, Easter, or the true beginning of spring time. Did you know that April is also San Luis Obispo County Pet-Friendly Month?!  If you find yourself vacationing on the Central Coast with your pup here’s what San Luis Obispo has to offer . . . Adventurous? Enjoy fenced-in “big dog” and “small dog” play areas, hiking trails, disc golf courses, miles of sandy explorations at the beach, and botanical gardens. – El Chorro Regional Dog Park – Laguna Lake Dog Park – Dinosaur Park – Morro Strand Beach – Bishop’s…