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Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 3:57 PM

Deals and Delights: Car-Free in the American Riviera

Deals and Delights: Car-Free in the American Riviera

Going to Santa Barbara via Amtrak? Money-savers await. Read »

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Chino Swing: World War II Hangar Dance

Chino Swing: World War II Hangar Dance

Twirl and dip at the Planes of Fame Air Museum. Read »

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:39 AM

California State Parks: Earth Day Volunteering

California State Parks: Earth Day Volunteering

Wild and beautiful spots around the state are looking for people to pitch in. Read »

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 4:09 PM

Rancho Santa Fe Sweet: Twin Foals' Fifth Birthday

Rancho Santa Fe Sweet: Twin Foals' Fifth Birthday

The rare twosome will enjoy cake and a reunion with their mother. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Palm Springs Wheels: The Buzz Trolley

Palm Springs Wheels: The Buzz Trolley

Want to make the scene around the city's plentiful bars? You can, safely. Read »

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Foamy Confab: California Beer Festival

Foamy Confab: California Beer Festival

The Marin, Santa Cruz, San Dimas, and Ventura traveling bev show is setting its sights on summer. Read »

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 7:29 AM

Bubblefest: Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

Bubblefest: Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

Science gets lighter than air, in Santa Ana. Read »

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 7:28 AM

Swallows Day at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Swallows Day at Mission San Juan Capistrano

A sweet tradition gets its traditional due, complete with a parade. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Support Your Local Bison: Catalina Island Conservancy Ball

Support Your Local Bison: Catalina Island Conservancy Ball

Raise funds for the furry denizens of the island while whooping it up at the Casino. Read »

Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Mousequerade: Dress Up at D23 Expo

Mousequerade: Dress Up at D23 Expo

The Disney mega convention is in August, which means you best get going on that amazing costume pronto. 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.