Best Ways to Kick Off Holidays on the Central Coast

The holidays are fast approaching! Many people have already started decorating and playing classic holiday songs, but after Thanksgiving tomorrow, it will be the official start of Christmas season. There are many ways to get into the Christmas spirit here on the Central Coast – from celebrations to events to markets. While many events will be going on all December, here are some ways that will help kick off the holidays and get you excited for this amazing season! These also might be some great alternatives to the madness that is Black Friday shopping (for more ideas on this, check…

Pismo vs. Avila: Where Should You Stay?

The Central Coast is lucky to be home to many of California’s most gorgeous beaches! Just steps away from many luxurious accommodations, like Avila Lighthouse Suites and Shore Cliff Hotel, are picturesque, sandy shores and the bright blue Pacific Ocean. Because there are so many amazing beach towns to visit, it can be difficult to choose where to stay on your next vacation. Martin Resorts is here to help though, with two great descriptions of where you can find your perfect beach vacation. Read our descriptions below to answer the question, “Pismo vs. Avila, where should you stay?” Pismo Beach…

Hidden Gems of the Central Coast: Noi’s Little Thai Takeout

The Central Coast is full of hidden gems unknown to the average traveler.  Residents flock to certain beaches, restaurants, and shops for unique and special items native to this area.  Although visitors love the abundance of delicious restaurants fit for the most devoted foodie, many of the best eateries are concealed in the midst of more popular or crowded spots. Family owned? Check. Authentic? Check. Incredibly delicious? Double check! Noi’s Little Thai Takeout is the epitome of a hidden gem, situated in Los Osos in a tiny little storefront providing what many residents claim to be the best Thai food in…

Steakhouse Secret Recipe: Thanksgiving Brussel Sprouts

  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to head to the grocery store to buy all the delicious ingredients for your holiday feast. Chef Ryan from The Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn has shared one of his secret recipes for tasty Thanksgiving Brussel Sprouts. Add this dish to your Turkey-Day spread or join us for a buffet at The Steakhouse on Thanksgiving Day served from 11:30a.m. until 7:00p.m. Whether you prefer to DIY or dine out, you’ll be thankful for fresh, savory recipes like Chef Ryan’s. Just click the recipe below to print.

How to Travel with a Dog

We all know that dogs are man’s best friend, and it’s natural that you might want your family companion to come along on your next vacation. While bringing the dog along does require some planning ahead, it will be a great contribution to the vacation, as long as the dog is comfortable, well-behaved, and most importantly safe. Follow these helpful tips the next time you travel with your dog! 1. Make sure that your dog is used to the car. You can let him sit in it without leaving the driveway, and build your way up to short rides. If…

3 Hidden Beaches on the Central Coast

The Central Coast is home to some of California’s best beaches: Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, and beyond! Hidden among these more popular spots in the secluded corners of the Central Coast are less popular spots, usually only known by locals or regulars. These beaches provide a more natural beach experience, being able to listen to the gentle waves crash and the birds chirp away. We have gathered our three favorite hidden beaches so during your next stay with us, you can truly relax in your own personal paradise. Palisades Beach Palisades Park Beach lies beneath a popular park in Pismo…

Thanksgiving Dining on the Central Coast

Planning to be in town over this Thanksgiving holiday? There are some great options for dining out if you’re not going to be cooking a Thanksgiving feast at home. Great restaurants throughout town have traditional meals, so you can enjoy turkey and cranberry sauce, pie and more without the all the cooking and cleaning yourself. Enoteca Enoteca, an upscale New American restaurant in Paso Robles, offers a three course prixe fixe Thanksgiving feast on November 25th. Chef Brady and Chef Luis have a prepared a menu with butternut squash soup, oven roasted turkey, prime rib, and delicious desserts. Enoteca also…

Why Fall is the Best Time for Corporate Meetings on the Central Coast

Fall is the season of transition, with changing colors of leaves and decreasing temperatures. But it’s also the season of traditions, and is recognizable as a time for family, friends, and celebration. Visit the Central Coast this fall for your corporate meeting or event, and you’ll see how Fall on the Central Coast is the perfect setting for both fun and productivity. 1. The Weather While we all love the constant sunshine and warm beaches of summer, there’s a case to be made for the colder weather in fall. Even though it often stays quite warm throughout the fall season here…