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Mono County's Excited for Fall Travel

Mono County's Excited for Fall Travel

Already planning your foliage trip? Better get cracking on reservations. Read »

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 1:20 PM

Julian + The Cosmos: Free Public Star Party

Julian + The Cosmos: Free Public Star Party

Peer deeper into the dark sky at a spot nestled high in the hills. Read »

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:25 PM

'Relax & Revive' at Omni La Costa

'Relax & Revive' at Omni La Costa

Life'll soon rev up again, but there's still time to savor summer, in Carlsbad. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:46 PM

Santa Barbara Tradition: Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara Tradition: Old Spanish Days

The dance-filled, horsey-happy, tradition-laden celebration marks its 91st. Read »

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Stargaze Amaze: Eye Planets Above Glacier Point

Stargaze Amaze: Eye Planets Above Glacier Point

Look up as you're up above Yosemite Valley. Read »

Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Epiphany Hotel: A Fresh Twist on the Mini Bar

Epiphany Hotel: A Fresh Twist on the Mini Bar

Typically engage in in-room snacking? The Palo Alto hotel has an alternative. Read »

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 8:17 AM

New: Sip of Julian

New: Sip of Julian

Become acquainted, via a self-guided tour, with several of the mountain town's winemakers. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Pup-Putt: Resort Welcomes Dogs on Golf Course

Pup-Putt: Resort Welcomes Dogs on Golf Course

Hounds and holes-in-ones unite, near Portola. Read »

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 6:41 AM

On Sale: Winchester House Fall Flashlight Tours

On Sale: Winchester House Fall Flashlight Tours

The said-to-be-haunted abode takes on the spooky veil of nighttime. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 1:10 PM

A Day at Oasis Camel Dairy

A Day at Oasis Camel Dairy

The Ramona-based ranch gives the love, and feeds watermelon, to its sweet dromedaries. Read »

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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.