Old world charm: If you find yourself addicted to Old Western movies or lusting after the charm of the Victorian era, you may want to pay a visit to the 1880 Union Hotel. It’s nestled in the town of Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County and comes complete with remnants of California's past, a record player, saloon and bocce ball court. Each room is unique and everything down to the wallpaper screams “classic elegance circa 1880,” of course.
Musical history: Two of pop music's royalty, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, filmed the video “Say, Say, Say” here. And get this: you can actually stay in the exact room they filmed the video in. Furthermore, rocker Jon Bonjovi filmed his “Bang a Drum” here and Johnny Cash used to play in what is now the dining room in the 50’s at the start of his career. We’d say that’s a pretty legitimate musical line up and certainly makes for some big time bragging rights.
Bookings: Currently, a night's stay ranges anywhere from $135 to $165, however if you visit www.centralcoastdeals.com, you'll recieive a whopping--yes, that word is appropriate here--50-percent off your stay. The catch: the $67.50 deal is only valid Mondays through Thursdays so find some time to treat yourself to a charming mid-week vacation.