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Swallows Day Parade: Capistrano History

Swallows Day Parade: Capistrano History

A mercado starts out the festive morning in San Juan Capistrano. Read »

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 10:37 AM

'Beauty & the Beast' Tea at SLS Hotel

'Beauty & the Beast' Tea at SLS Hotel

The posh-pretty, whimsy-minded Beverly Hills hotel has a few fairy tale doings afoot. Read »

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 10:37 AM

WonderCon: OC Pop Culture-a-Rama

WonderCon: OC Pop Culture-a-Rama

Sergio Aragonés, Mark Evanier, and a host of special guests are already on the slate for the early-spring convention. Read »

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

Bliss out on bites at Bacara Resort & Spa while paying tribute to the legacy of Julia Child. Read »

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Magic's Afoot on the Queen Mary

Magic's Afoot on the Queen Mary

"Fantasea" returns with a flight of illusionists in tow. Read »

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Dana Point: Whale Party Time

Dana Point: Whale Party Time

How mondo is the annual Festival of Whales? It covers two weekends. Read »

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Death Valley Pupfish: Spring Superstar

Death Valley Pupfish: Spring Superstar

Venture to Salt Creek to spy these fin-rocking wonders. Read »

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Paso Robles New: 'Experience kukkula' Tour

Paso Robles New: 'Experience kukkula' Tour

Head out on a hike with winery co-owner Kevin Jussila and then enjoy a locavore brunch at his house. Read »

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Signs Point to Banner Bloom for Desert Wildflowers

Signs Point to Banner Bloom for Desert Wildflowers

This year's formula of rain, temperature and wind appears to have created excellent conditions for the Desert Bloom, an annual spectacular of blooming wildflowers at Anza-Borrego State Park in Southern... Read »

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:52 PM

Daffodil Splendor: Julian's Spring Hello

Daffodil Splendor: Julian's Spring Hello

Need some sunshine in flower form? Head up the mountain. 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 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.