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Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 5:12 PM

Fall Favorite: Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

Fall Favorite: Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

Join a Magical Mystery Tour, a Pinot Walkabout, and more foodie fun times. Read »

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 9:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bow Wow Cruise: San Diego Sweet

Head out on to the bay with Hornblower and a bevy of costumed canines.View gallery »

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Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Desert X 2019: Lauded Exhibition to Return

Desert X 2019: Lauded Exhibition to Return

If you found yourself enchanted by the springtime installations dotting the Coachella Valley, be glad: More art is to come. Read »

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 5:52 PM

12,000 Pounds of Pumpkins: Mission Inn October

12,000 Pounds of Pumpkins: Mission Inn October

The Riverside landmark is known for its holiday lights, yes, but its pumpkin walk is adding fall charm. Read »

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 9:54 PM

La Casa del Camino: Unique Surf Rooms

La Casa del Camino: Unique Surf Rooms

Even if hanging ten isn't in your getaway plans, you can soak up some of the beach-close flavor at the swanky-funky hotel. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Halloween in a Ghost Town: Bodfish Phantoms

Halloween in a Ghost Town: Bodfish Phantoms

Stroll through Silver City Ghost Town during a paranormal investigation. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Rush Creek Lodge: Stay, Help Yosemite Conservancy

Rush Creek Lodge: Stay, Help Yosemite Conservancy

Contribute to the Dollar-a-Night program and help the programs that help the park. Read »

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 12:39 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Avalon Home Tour: Peek Inside Catalina Abodes

Get to know six homes, including a converted boat, at the annual fundraiser for the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation.View gallery »

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Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 6:10 PM

Celebrate the Craft at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Celebrate the Craft at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Savor a "California bounty" in an alfresco celebration near the lauded lodge. Read »

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 8:22 AM

Pomona Pumpkin Festival: 25th Year

Pomona Pumpkin Festival: 25th Year

"The Season of Orange" kick-off spotlights California agriculture. Read »

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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 NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.