Your job: Decide to get out of town and fast. Our job: Help you find where you're headed. This week, NBCLA's Worth the Drive takes us to...
Canary Hotel: Here are a few words related to this stylish inn: Santa Barbara. Rooftop pool. Funky, not-too-staid, textiles-from-all-over vibe. Close to State Street. And, Santa Barbara. Oh, look at that, we put Santa Barbara twice. That's okay. We meant to.
Shutters on the Beach: A cousin to the Canary. As is Casa del Mar in Santa Monica. We said "stylish inn" before, yes? Now you know we mean business.
The former Hotel Andalucia: If you know this space, you know it is romantic and nook-filled and tile-laden and perfectly away-from-it-all-ish. And though it might feel miles from the city, the Canary, which debuted at the beginning of 2008, is smack dab in the middle of Santa Barbara. A nearby getaway. So smack dab you can eat on State and saunter back to your room in minutes.
Rooftop Perch: Because it is the Canary Hotel. The Perch. And, like a bird, you can sit up there and survey all.
Going on now: The Canary's doing it up with a fancy New Year's Eve feast. Also, donate a can of food, now through the end of the month, at the hotel, and snag an appetizer (happy hour, that is) at The Coast, the hotel's bar.
The Leading Small Hotels of the World: The Canary is a member. Do you ever need to go to a happy place for five minutes? Go to this site.