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Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Elvis Presley Festival: Garden Grove Gathering

Elvis Presley Festival: Garden Grove Gathering

Tribute artists, sparkly jumpsuits, and hip-shaking songs rule the 18th annual party. Read »

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Mono County: Gorgeous Hiking Trails

Mono County: Gorgeous Hiking Trails

The snowy winter has made for a water-beautiful summer, with plentiful waterfalls and serene lakes. Read »

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 at 10:44 AM

Palm Springs Tram: Solar Eclipse Viewing

Palm Springs Tram: Solar Eclipse Viewing

Call upon Mountain Station on Monday, Aug. 21 for a special program. Read »

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Free: Festival of Arts Birthday Bash

Free: Festival of Arts Birthday Bash

Enter the famous festival and pay nothing to do so (also, look for the free activities, too). Read »

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 4:55 PM

Big Band in the Botanic Garden

Big Band in the Botanic Garden

Swing and tap a toe to classic '40s-era songs, in Encinitas. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:46 AM

Rosie Rally 2017: Richmond Record-Breaker Ahead

Rosie Rally 2017: Richmond Record-Breaker Ahead

Don your best Rosie the Riveter look and head for WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Read »

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 8:40 AM

Flicker: Winchester Mystery House by Candlelight

Flicker: Winchester Mystery House by Candlelight

Peek around corners, by night, inside the San Jose landmark. Read »

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Ventana Big Sur: Fall 2017 Reopening

Ventana Big Sur: Fall 2017 Reopening

The "Re-Imagination" of the luxe resort, which will include a new glamping program and other tony touches, is nearly complete. Read »

Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 at 9:20 AM

Ye Olde Cool Fest: Big Bear Renaissance Fair

Ye Olde Cool Fest: Big Bear Renaissance Fair

A multi-weekend lark is jousting just up the mountain. Read »

Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Comic Con Palm Springs: Zombie Takeover

Comic Con Palm Springs: Zombie Takeover

Expect "a wide range of Zombie-related programming" at the three-day convention. 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.