I took my wife to Santa Barbara for a few days at the beginning of this week. Using Priceline.com, I bid $79 for a 3-star hotel and had it come back to me with a $99 offer. If you haven’t used Priceline in awhile, now if your bid isn’t accepted, they’ll come back with a bid that will be accepted which is a lot easier than waiting a day to try again or expanding your list of areas. We stayed at the Hyatt, which was right across from the beach. Their room rate was $159 so the $99 was a good deal. Well, actually $99 plus Priceline’s fee but it was still a good deal.
Had a wonderful meal of enchiladas mole at Los Agaves (thank you Yelp!) and did some shopping on State Street. We also went to the zoo which was fun too.