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Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Bright Boats of Channel Islands Harbor

Bright Boats of Channel Islands Harbor

It's a shore-close soiree with plenty of water-reflective lights. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Leaves Hold On: Fall's Not Quite Done

Leaves Hold On: Fall's Not Quite Done

Find hue-bright foliage before winter says its first hello. Read »

Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 at 9:44 AM

Solvang Sweet: Hotel Corque Gingerbread

Solvang Sweet: Hotel Corque Gingerbread

The lobby-lovely tradition dovetails nicely with Julefest. Read »

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Furnace Creek's Pre-Holiday Deal

Furnace Creek's Pre-Holiday Deal

No stress here: Steal away to the desert when the bustle becomes too bustle-y. Read »

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 9:40 AM

Foxen Canyon: Christmas on the Trail

Foxen Canyon: Christmas on the Trail

Toot about wine country and find some sparkling, season-perfect sips. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Desert Yuletide: La Quinta Resort & Club

Desert Yuletide: La Quinta Resort & Club

Find your inner "It's a Wonderful Life" spirit at the historic property. Read »

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:00 PM

Wintry Camping in Nevada City

Wintry Camping in Nevada City

The Inn Town Campground welcomes holiday-happy vacationers. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 10:13 AM

Winchester Mystery House: 'Spirit of Christmas'

Winchester Mystery House: 'Spirit of Christmas'

Eye the spirited San Jose abode in its festive finery. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Encinitas Wow: Botanic Garden to Glow

Encinitas Wow: Botanic Garden to Glow

The little lights will soon be on around the San Diego Botanic Garden. Read »

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 3:01 PM

Announced: Fee-Free 2017 NPS Days

Announced: Fee-Free 2017 NPS Days

Line up your money-saving visits to Death Valley, Yosemite... Read »

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Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

Attractions, eateries and secret spots that we won't tell the tourists about.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals -- yes, there are reasons to drive north.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LOAD THE CAR SEAT

When you have to/want to take the kids along.

Authors
Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBCSanDiego.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 12 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.