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…

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…

Fall on the Central Coast

Fall is a wonderful time on the Central Coast. The temperature cools down quickly after the start of the season, but the fun just starts to heat up. With a chill in the air, discover all the ways to explore SLO during the region’s most beautiful season. Wine and Harvest The Central Coast’s industry is largely centered around agriculture, wine, and tourism. The thriving agricultural food means not only are there endless delicious food options, but also, that the fall is a time of celebration for those who have been working all year for harvest. Celebrate harvest by visiting the…

California Wine Month: Wineries with Excellent Reds

The Central Coast is famed for its production of delicious, award winning wines. Typically Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the first to come to mind when thinking of Central Coast wines, however, winemakers from Arroyo Grande to Paso Robles have recently challenged this idea with r creations of beautiful, award winning red wines in a wide range of varietals. In Celebration of California Wine Month, we compiled a list of our favorite award-winning Central Coast red wines. Opolo Winery Opolo has grown wildly popular as a destination for locals and visitors over the past few decades. Located on Paso Robles’…

Tips for Flying SLO like a Pro

San Luis Obispo airport has long been a mainstay of the Central Coast community, and lately more changes have been flying in! On November 2nd,  a new, extremely efficient terminal will open, boosting the hospitality power of the region, and more flights are being added to bring tourists from all over to the Central Coast. If you’re arriving to or departing from our beautiful region by plane, here are some tips to make the most of the San Luis Obispo airport and enjoy your flight! Arrive Early Try to arrive at the airport around 90 minutes before the scheduled time of your flight, so…

Best Pizza Places on the Central Coast

Who doesn’t love a great slice of pizza? Though California (specifically Central Coast, California) may not be the first place your mind goes when you think of mouthwatering, cheesy, amazing pizza, we assure you the Central Coast has no shortage of outstanding pizza places to satisfy a craving for the world’s favorite pie, even on vacation. Woodstock’s Pizza The Woodstock’s Pizza flagship store is located on a corner of bustling downtown San Luis Obispo. Though this pizza shop is not unique to the Central Coast, the influences of SLO’s busy college town have made the pizza shop and the pizza itself…

1 City, 3 Ways: San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is the crowning jewel of its name sake county, nestled in beautiful, rolling hills between the stunning shores of Avila and Pismo Beach, and the luscious wine country of Paso Robles. The city’s close proximity to surrounding beach and wine towns makes it an ideal stop on a long weekend trip. On your next visit to the Central Coast, plan a stop in San Luis Obispo for a day of family fun, relaxation, or outdoor activity. 1. Family Friendly Fun-day From the lively downtown shops and restaurants, to the gorgeous scenery and wide array of activities, San Luis Obispo is…

SLO Sights That Will Make Students Say “WOW”

After a quiet summer in San Luis Obispo, we’re more than happy to welcome new and returning Cal Poly students back to our coastal college town as the annual Week of Welcome (WOW) carries on throughout this week. WOW gives students the perfect opportunity to explore their new home on the Central Coast before the hustle and bustle of the new school year begins, often including activities like hiking, kayaking, shopping downtown, and much more. With so much to see in such a short week, we’ve put together a list of SLO sights that will make new students say “WOW!” Students—as you…