#CentralCoasting Fun on the Fourth

Parades, concerts, and fireworks, oh my! Independence Day is only a few days away, and everyone at Martin Resorts is excited for some Fourth of July fun! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best local celebrations happening over the long weekend, so take a look, pick your favorites, grab your essentials, and plan accordingly! But wherever you go, be safe and be sure to show us what you’re up to on Instagram by using #CentralCoasting! When you do, you’ll be entered to win a 1-night stay at a Martin Resorts property! From all of us at Martin Resorts, Happy…

Celebrating the Fourth in Pismo Beach: Tips and Tricks

Every year, the City of Pismo Beach hosts a unique Independence Day celebration enjoyed by San Luis Obispo county locals and far-flung vacationers, culminating in a spectacular firework display from the end of the Pier. Due to it’s immense popularity, Pismo is notoriously crowded on this evening of celebration. Read on for event information and tips for a Fourth of July to remember! Event Information Pismo’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration begins at 10 a.m. on July fourth, ending after fireworks at 10 p.m. General admission is free of charge. Throughout the day, there will be art, crafts, food, and music…

Filet Mignon & Pinot Noir: A Perfect Pairing

As National Steakhouse Month comes to close, we’ve saved the best steak and wine pairing for last. Often regarded as the most desirable cut of beef, Chef Ryan’s tender Filet Mignon stands out among The Steakhouse’s 5 cuts of premium Choice Sirloin steaks. Although the top sirloin, New York strip, prime rib, and rib eye are delicious in their own right, there’s something special about a filet, making it the perfect finale to our steak pairing blog series. Read on to discover which wine you should order from our Wine List during your next visit to The Steakhouse at the Paso…

Best Paso Robles Hang-Out Spots to Beat the Heat

When Paso Robles’ beautiful rolling hills turn from green to gold in early May, we know it’s going to be another long, hot summer in wine country! With forecasts in the high 90’s and even triple digits during the summer months, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated. Luckily, you can find refuge from the Paso Robles heat at any of the air-conditioned hangout spots mentioned below. Ravine Water Park It’s super hot, and all you want to do is cool down! A warm and bright Paso Robles summer day like this is tailor-made for the Ravine Water Park off Highway 46….

Best Summer Reads

Lying out by the pool, tanning on the beach, or inside enjoying the AC on the couch – whatever method of relaxation you’re choosing this summer, you can always liven it up with a great book. Summer is the season for devouring the most entertaining and interesting novels. Here are five of the best summer reads to enjoy in the next couple months on your next Central Coast vacation. The Bright Hour – a Memoir of Living & Dying – Nina Riggs Author Nina Riggs wrote this memoir about life, love, family, and death in the last two years of…

Martin Resorts’ Top 8 Winery Choices at Roll Out the Barrels

Are you ready for Roll Out the Barrels this weekend? There will be a plethora of great wineries to choose from at the Main event in Downtown San Luis Obispo, and wineries around town will also be participating in festival events for the whole weekend. To simplify your choices, here are our top 8 wineries at Roll Out the Barrels to try this weekend 1. Claiborne & Churchill Claiborne & Churchill is a family-run winery in the Edna Valley region, near San Luis Obispo. If you’re usually a red wine drinker, take a shot on their whites; the light and delicious taste has…

10 Things on our Summer Bucket List

Summer on the Central Coast might just be the best season all year, and 2017 is going to be one to savor. The weather is perfect day in and day out, but it still doesn’t get uncomfortably hot. Beaches are packed with people enjoying the season, and with more hours of daylight, there’s more time explore the natural world around San Luis Obispo. And with the great events and festivals that we celebrate every year, making a visit to the area is your best bet. We’re excited to check some of these off our summer bucket list in the next few months!…

Kid-Friendly Summer Activities

Summer on the Central Coast is a dream come true: bright, sunny skies, cool Pacific Ocean waters, blooming vineyards, and plenty of fun activities to enjoy! This summer, pause some of the kid’s complaining from summer boredom with a visit to the Central Coast. There are endless activities and destinations that the whole family can enjoy, from celebrations in Avila Beach to cooling off in Paso Robles. The best part is, these kid-approved activities will entertain them all day without breaking the bank! Head to these fun #CentralCoasting destinations for a summer full of memories that will last a lifetime….