Forget Oktoberfest, Try OctoberBest at The Bacara Resort
While temperatures dip this time of year, Santa Barbara basks in 70-degree weather during the fall. If you want to squeeze in a little more sun time before winter hits, Bacara Resort & Spa is offering OctoberBest, a month-long deal that'll get you a room at a discount of more than $120.
Aside from the savings to your wallet, we think the "Best" part of the package is that it allows you to sleep in, since each night you pay for entitles you to 24 hours in your room. Meaning, you won't have to wake up at 8 a.m. and scramble to pack to make the noon checkout time. If you check in at 8 p.m., you don't have to check out until 8 p.m. the following day.
You'll also get two complimentary glasses of bubbly at Bacara Bar. Be sure to take your Champagne out to the Ocean Terrace, where you'll get to breathe in that warm autumn air while admiring the hotel's location on the Gaviota coastline, which gives you a view of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. If you really want to go all outdoorsy, the hotel owns the Ranch at Bacara, a 1,000-acre spot with citrus and avocado groves that's minutes from the hotel, where guests can hike and go on guided tours.
OctoberBest rates start at $229 a night. Rooms regularly cost $350 and up. The deal is good Sunday through Thursday.