Where to Photograph Fall Foliage

It’s finally beginning to feel a lot like Fall on the Central Coast! After weeks of a lingering Indian Summer, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the changing Autumn leaves and a cool breeze! Below, enjoy our guide to the best places to photograph fall foliage on the Central Coast and get ready to step your Instagram game up a notch! When you visit these beautiful spots, don’t forget to use #CentralCoasting on your post to be entered for the chance to win a 1-night stay at the Martin Resorts property of your choosing. Vineyard Vines While California often…

Stay & Play: Ideas for a Kid-Friendly Vacay

Family fun begins on the Central Coast! Planning a vacation that kids and adults alike will enjoy can sometimes be a balancing act, but with these family-friendly packages, you won’t have to worry about a thing! Whether your family likes to play in the sand, visit local attractions, or cuddle up in the hotel, these itineraries have something for everyone. Kid’s Sea Life Package Discover the wonder that lies beneath the surface with Avila Lighthouse Suite’s Kids Sea Life Package! Located just around the corner from the hotel, the Central Coast Aquarium allows families to explore an entire ocean with exciting…

Hidden Gem: The Vegetable Butcher

This new vegetable-centered restaurant in downtown San Luis Obispo is literally a hidden gem. Tucked in a lightly trafficked corner of historic downtown SLO, the Vegetable Butcher has quickly grown popular among locals despite its subtle exterior. The Decor The understated exterior is exquisitely matched to the simple and rustic interior decor. Outfitted with several small tables and burlap window treatments, this is the perfect spot for a date, or some one-on-one catching up. The decor is also well complemented by the menu, which offers small plates meant for sharing. The Wine List The Vegetable Butcher‘s expertise in all things culinary doesn’t…

Why Fall is the Best Time for a Wedding

Typically, Fall isn’t the first season to come to mind when thinking of great weddings. Here on the Central Coast, however, fall is known to be one of the most stunning times of year. 1. Stunning Color Schemes Though fall is not usually thought of as wedding season, it is known as a time of rich, natural beauty and striking color. Play off this color in your floral arrangements and decor, and play off the season’s natural beauty for rich, warm tones you can’t get for free at any other time of year. 2. Cozy Vibes With the right color…

The Central Coast’s Best Breakfasts

It’s the most important meal of the day, but it’s also our favorite meal of the day! There’s no better way to start a day of #CentralCoasting fun than with a hearty, nutritious, and delicious breakfast that will fuel your adventures during your stay at our resort hotels. Whether you like to keep it classic with bacon and eggs or opt for something sweet like fluffy buttermilk pancakes or sticky French Toast, these Central Coast breakfast spots will satisfy your every craving. Read on below to find out where you should start your morning—and when you do, every morning will…

How to Spend Harvest Wine Weekend

While the Paso Robles community loves to celebrate all things wine all year long, there’s something special about the crisp autumn air and colorful vines of harvest season that brings industry members, locals, and visitors alike together for one of the most exciting events of the year—Harvest Wine Weekend! This year, Harvest Wine Weekend runs from October 20th through the 22nd, with over 100 wine events spanning these 3 days of wine country fun.  While there is no official ticketed event for the festival, you can join us in honoring all that our local vintners and growers bring to the Paso…

Messy Fun For Kids!

Any parent knows that children and messes go together like peanut butter and jelly. Mud fights, water play, and backyard excavations may be a bit of a nuisance at home, but we think they are perfect for vacation. Here on the Central Coast, there are no shortage of messy activities for children, including sand castle building, wildlife viewing, ice cream eating, and even dinosaur digging. The best part about all the messy fun a Central Coast vacation has to offer is that the mess stays in the hotel and away from your home! 1. Build A Sandcastle Even in early…

Our Favorite #CentralCoasting Entries: September

Hello, October! With sunny and 75-degree weather still going strong, we’re greeting Fall with a literal warm welcome on the Central Coast! Before pumpkin spice and everything nice takes over, we are reflecting on all the #CentralCoasting fun our guests had in September! From California Wine Month to food festivals, there was never a dull moment. We love following along on your #CentralCoasting adventures, and hope you continue to share your adventures with us! Every month, our #CentralCoasting competition gives participants a chance to win a free night’s stay at one of the Martin Resorts properties by submitting their Instagram photos with the hashtag #CentralCoasting. At the…