Our Favorite July #CentralCoasting Entries

Summer is flying by, but there’s much more fun to be had! As we gear up for August, we’re taking a look back at our Top 5 Favorite #CentralCoasting entries for the month of July. This month was full of fun events across the Central Coast, from Yoga Festivals and Wine Strolls to concerts at the California Mid-State Fair and Festival Mozaic performances. We loved seeing how everyone enjoyed #CentralCoasting throughout the month, and we always want to see more! Every month, our #CentralCoasting competition gives participants a chance to win a free night’s stay at one of the Martin Resorts properties…

3 Summertime Corporate Outings

When work becomes just that—all work and no play—it can start to negatively impact your team’s morale and overall productivity. By the time summer comes around, everyone is ready for a vacation but doesn’t always have the luxury of taking time off. Fortunately, organizing a fun corporate outing during company time is the perfect way to keep your colleagues from falling into the monotonous functions of the workplace while showing them that you appreciate all that they do! Below, explore three #CentralCoasting outings that are perfect for a summertime corporate retreat. 1. Footgolf or Disc Golf Tournament Nothing will get your team’s…

Summer Farmer’s Market Recipes

It’s summer, and the SLO County Farmer’s Markets are bringing delicious, locally-grown vegetables and fruits that you can buy weekly. What to do with all these fresh groceries? Take some time to whip them up into some of the best side dishes, main courses, and desserts that conjure up a relaxing and bright feeling of summer! According to the San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market Association, fruits like plums, peaches, and avocados are in season, in addition to corn, potatoes, asparagus, and kale. Learn more from their summer newsletter, and peruse these recipes that bring together the best that summer has…

Souvenir Crafts for Kids

Nothing commemorates an unforgettable vacation like the perfect souvenir. While pressed pennies and snow globes are great options, a handmade memento allows you to make even more memories in the process of creating your one-of-a-kind souvenir.  To preserve your precious family memories, your kids can create their own personalized souvenir that can’t be found anywhere else every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the Avila Lighthouse Suites Sun Deck, complimentary with your stay! This program runs through September 3rd, featuring different crafts and activities throughout the summer, so be sure to check it out during your next visit! Below, find inspiration for your own…

5 Concerts to See at the California Mid-State Fair!

The California Mid-State Fair is one of the most hotly anticipated events of the summer here on the Central Coast. With world-class entertainment, livestock and horse shows, food, drinks, and exhibits – the two week long fair really has everything you’d need for every member of the family to have a great time! And since there’s a truly diverse collection of musical acts this summer, the fair, you can pick your favorite genre: from country to EDM. Learn more about the big names that you should see at the Fair right here! Lionel Richie You know all of his hits,…

Must-See Venues of Festival Mozaic

Festival Mozaic, while originally a festival to celebrate Mozart and his music, has since evolved into a celebration of classically-inspired music and the beauty of our own Central Coast landscape. In years past, there have been a variety of different venues in which world-class musicians perform and share their love of the genre, and this year is no different. To learn more about this stand-out festival, click here, or read on to discover some of the most fascinating, gorgeous, and historic venues that Festival Mozaic will make use of later this month. Tolosa Winery The sun-drenched vineyards of Tolosa Winery provide…

Summer Date Nights #CentralCoasting Style

Sunset Drive In Take the time-tested favorite movie date night to the next level with a visit to Sunset Drive-In Theater in San Luis Obispo. At just $9 per person, visiting Sunset is a refreshing (and more affordable) take on the class dinner-and-a-movie date night. To make this date night classic even more unique, pack your very own picnic to enjoy in your back seat blanket fort. Concessions sold at the venue are very affordable as well. A large popcorn is just $5, and once you polish off the first bag during movie #1, head back to concessions for a free refill…

Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day with Clarabelle

From National S’mores Day and National Ice Cream Day, to National Burger Day and National Candy Day, there are tons of wacky national holidays that you might not even know about! For all of us at the Paso Robles Inn, however, we love one holiday mooore than all the rest—Cow Appreciation Day, typically celebrated on July 15th. We’ll take any excuse to celebrate the Paso Robles Inn’s udderly adorable mascot, Clarabelle the Wine Cow, so check out the ideas below on how to show your appreciation for the animals that have brought us cold milk, delicious ice cream, and adorable photo…