Walk this Way: 3 Central Coast Walking Trails

The natural beauty of the central coast is hard to miss; cliff-lined beaches, beautiful mountains, rolling vineyards, and that barely scratches the surface. While hiking is a favorite pastime here on the Central Coast, there are times when it’s best to leave the hiking boots at home, throw on your favorite walking shoes, and just go for a stroll!

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6 Benefits of Booking Direct with Martin Resorts

When booking a hotel, travelers are concerned with one thing: getting the best price on their room. And who can blame them? To do so, people often turn to large online travel agencies like Expedia, Travelocity, Trivago, and others to find the lowest price available—little do they know, they’re looking in the wrong place. But worry not, #BookDirect Day is here to explain why booking directly is best for you, best for prices, and best for your overall experience.

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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!

4 Fun Spots to Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the CA Central Coast

New Year’s Eve is a night of celebrating new beginnings all around the world. One of the key components of a traditional New Year’s celebration is spending the final hours of the waning year surrounded by friends and family, and sharing a champagne toast at midnight. Here is our guide to the best New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Central Coast so you can do just that!

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: 4 CA Hotel Holiday Traditions to Visit

Every family has unique holiday traditions that they look forward to every year—and the Martin Resorts family is no different! We know the holidays are a special time in our guests’ lives and if they choose to stay with us during this time, we strive to make their experience as festive as possible.

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.