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Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 8:01 AM

Mojave Maxine Makes Her Spring Debut

Mojave Maxine Makes Her Spring Debut

The Living Desert's famous desert tortoise emerged for spring. Read »

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 2:17 PM

Spring Doing: Highway 1 Discovery Route

Spring Doing: Highway 1 Discovery Route

Thinking of a road trip come March or April? A scenic thoroughfare awaits. Read »

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 2:17 PM

Food-stravaganza: Bon Appétit's Vegas Uncork'd

Food-stravaganza: Bon Appétit's Vegas Uncork'd

Glam'd-up grub and tony sips: It's a Sin City chef-packed spectacular. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 10:59 AM

The Gondolas of Channel Islands Harbor

The Gondolas of Channel Islands Harbor

Sit back for an old-school on-the-water trip just off shore. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Sheeply Sweet: Queen Mary ScotsFestival

Sheeply Sweet: Queen Mary ScotsFestival

Can you hear the bagpipes? Follow them to Long Beach. Read »

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:03 AM

Santa Barbara Savings: Go Car Free

Santa Barbara Savings: Go Car Free

Show your Amtrak ticket and score deals around the American Riviera. Read »

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 7:38 AM

Biggest Heart Balloon: Oceanside Valentine's

Biggest Heart Balloon: Oceanside Valentine's

The 25-footer will appear at locations throughout the city. Read »

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Snuggle Up: Damp Days at Quail Lodge

Snuggle Up: Damp Days at Quail Lodge

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

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 5:14 PM

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 »

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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.