Let's all agree that few weekend plans are ever truly set in stone on a Monday.
We want to finesse and groom and fuss over our getaways all week. Then, at about 5:10 p.m. on Friday, right when we're heading for the train or car, we'll call the plans firmed up, finally.
Enter the new Spur of the Moment email from the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau. It debuted on Tuesday, July 6, with all sorts of last-minute hotel and attraction bargains. "Last-minute" here meaning that the bargains are good for the next week. The Hotel Corque starting at $99 a night? The Montecito Inn from $149? Yes.