Check into a 4-star hotel nestled in Santa Barbara's Wine County for $99 a night (US$99) Sundays-Thursdays through May, including Memorial Day. This package slashes 60% off current pricing.
Hotel Corque, recipient of TripAdvisor's 2012 Certificate of Excellence award, boasts a AAA 4-Diamond restaurant and 360-degree views of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Guests can ride the free shuttle over to the nearby Chumash Casino for a free buffet lunch for two (reg. US$30). As an added perk, the hotel gifts guests with two-for-one wine tasting vouchers, good at area tasting rooms.
Set in a storybook location, Solvang is a two hour drive north of Los Angeles and four hour drive south of San Francisco. Cobblestone paved sidewalks wind through the quaint town reminiscent of a Danish village. Windmills rise above mom and pop shops, art galleries, and bakeries, which serve up traditional sweets like butter cookies and Danish waffles.
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