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Snuggle Up: Damp Days at Quail Lodge

Snuggle Up: Damp Days at Quail Lodge

Clouds overhead shouldn't prevent a restorative getaway. Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 6:19 AM

LA Mid-City Getaway: The Orlando

LA Mid-City Getaway: The Orlando

The West Third Street boutique hotel has a dog-sweet package and walkability, too. Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Orchids Ahoy: Santa Barbara Extravaganza

Orchids Ahoy: Santa Barbara Extravaganza

One of the esteemed bud-and-buyer events returns for its 71st year. Read »

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Madera Delish: Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Madera Delish: Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Is this your top taste duo? Your Valentine's Weekend is all mapped out. Read »

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Valentine's Weekend on Catalina Island

Valentine's Weekend on Catalina Island

Ocean views and zip line adventure; the hearts-y weekend gets awesome, in Avalon. Read »

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Death Valley: An Astronomical Experience

Death Valley: An Astronomical Experience

Admire the sky alongside astronomers in the famously low-lit expanse. Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 5:48 AM

Mission Inn Presidential Suite Stay

Mission Inn Presidential Suite Stay

Ten presidents have stayed at the Riverside landmark throughout the decades. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Leap Year Stays: Hotel Deals

Leap Year Stays: Hotel Deals

A hospitality company has a host of specials with "29" as the theme. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 at 12:23 PM

Fess Parker Inn Restaurant Week Special

Fess Parker Inn Restaurant Week Special

Headed to wine country to try some new tastes? Bed down in luxury for a night. Read »

Monday, Jan 25, 2016 at 3:09 PM

San Diego for Fourth of July: Bikes, Beer and Brats

San Diego for Fourth of July: Bikes, Beer and Brats

For those thinking about a summer trip to San Diego, consider taking part in a free bicycle ride along the coast as part of this year’s Fourth of July weekend. 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.