A ROOFTOP, especially one that's well-appointed with comfy chairs, and a pool, and umbrellas, and a view of some pretty hills, and an alfresco fireplace, and the nightly sunset, can be more than an asset to a boutique hotel: It's a flat-out treasure. The spot makes a swell scene for small get-togethers, and morning coffee, and the occasional nuptial-ing, too. But a hotel rooftop truly begins to sing come summertime, when the weather gets mostly fine mostly all of the time and lounging high above the street with something refreshing in hand feels like a capital idea. The Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara happens to have just such a rooftop, complete with the comfy outdoor chairs and hill-pretty vista, and it has a rooftop-oriented special on for the summer of 2016, too: The Sip, Sun, and Stay package.
THE "SIP" PART, and the "sun" end of things, can both be achieved on The Canary's roof; the package includes two cocktail vouchers (the sunshine is free). As for the "stay" in the name? That's a swanky room at the hotel, the place to retreat to after you've soaked up some beams and Santa Barbara-style breezes. The package is good through Oct. 11, 2016, which is juuuust about the time when the weather flirts with growing cooler (okay, probably closer to Halloween, but October can be chameleonic along the coast). Best get your rooftop time in soon, those package-included cocktails, and your summery getaway to the American Riviera.