Adventure into 2019: 4 #CentralCoasting Resolutions for the New Year

There’s no time like the New Year to say goodbye to old habits and welcome the opportunity to make exciting lifestyle changes. As 2018 comes to a close, we encourage you to take advantage of the wide variety of outdoor attractions available on the Central Coast by making the resolution to say YES to adventure! Offering surfing, fishing, scuba diving, mountain biking, horseback riding and more, the rugged landscape surrounding our California coast hotels serves as an idyllic backdrop for the New Year. Below, find New Year’s resolution inspiration for an adventurous 2019!

Photo: (c) Alan J. Raul

5 Tips for Braving the Polar Bear Plunge in Avila and Pismo Beach

What better way to welcome the New Year than running head-first into the shockingly cold water of the Pacific Ocean? Surprisingly enough, people willingly return year after year on New Year’s Day to submerge themselves in 50-degree water at Avila Beach and Pismo Beach’s Polar Bear Plunge events.  Sounds crazy, right? Try crazy fun!

6 “Off Season” Reasons to Visit SLO CAL This Winter

You’re coming off the holiday-high, the new year is here… now what? While well over half the country is experiencing bitter cold temperatures, us central coasters are sitting at a mild 65º. You know what that means? Time for a little vacation! Check out this list of off-season activities to fill your itinerary during winter travel to San Luis Obispo county.

Hotel for the Holidays: Feeling at Home During Holiday Travel

There’s nothing like being home for the holidays, but if you don’t find yourself saying “I’ll be home for Christmas” this year, don’t worry—the Martin Resorts properties offer all the festive comforts of home, away from home. With decked halls, rich hot chocolate, delicious feasts, and crackling fireplaces at our homey hotels, you’ll feel cheery and bright during your holiday on the beautiful Central Coast.

Our Favorite #CentralCoasting Entries: November

November disappeared faster than the mashed potatoes and gravy at Thanksgiving dinner, which means that it’s already “the most wonderful time of the year!” Can you believe it? Us, either. Before we get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we wanted to extend the feelings of gratitude leftover from Thanksgiving and show how grateful we are for our favorite November #CentralCoasting entries below.

How to Spend Black Friday #CentralCoasting Style

The holiday season is the perfect excuse to get together with family, indulge in delicious food, and acknowledge all that we are grateful for. However, these meaningful holiday traditions are often sacrificed as holidays become more about stores and less about appreciating the outdoors.

10 Reason to Be Grateful for the Central Coast

California’s central coast is a hidden gem, situated perfectly between the big city meccas of Los Angeles (to the south) and San Francisco (to the north). Full of small-town charm, the central coast is home to some of the state’s most beautiful beaches, most highly sought-after wine, unique coastal towns—and plenty of reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving season.

Pismo Beach Clam Festival: What You Need to Know

Back in the day, Pismo Beach was called the “Clam Capital of the World.” There’s even a type of clam named after the town, called the Pismo. Many residents in the 40’s and 50’s were filled with enthusiasm and excitement about the abundance of clams found in Pismo Beach, and created its most famous festival – the Pismo Beach Clam Festival – in 1946.