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Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 2:19 PM

Desert by Night: 'Park After Dark'

Desert by Night: 'Park After Dark'

Spy nocturnal critters at the every-so-often Living Desert to-do. Read »

Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Worth the Trip: Wintertime in Joshua Tree National Park

Worth the Trip: Wintertime in Joshua Tree National Park

Southern California residents looking for a quick one-day - or weekend - getaway this winter should consider taking a trip out to this desert gem. Read »

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Ojai's Orange-Yummy Outings

Ojai's Orange-Yummy Outings

Tour Friend's Ranch and discover the scintillating world of citrus growing. Read »

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Hollywood Roosevelt: Awards Season Packages

Hollywood Roosevelt: Awards Season Packages

Attend an Oscar-viewing party in the very spot where the ceremony was first held. Read »

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Santa Barbara Flavor: Winter Wine Classic

Santa Barbara Flavor: Winter Wine Classic

Prepare for "nearly 100 classic California wines" at this American Riviera soiree. Read »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Riverside County Fair: Summer in Wintertime

Riverside County Fair: Summer in Wintertime

The National Date Festival is also a part of the February party. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Horsetail Fall: Yosemite's February Show

Horsetail Fall: Yosemite's February Show

Be in the valley juuust as the setting sun sets the water "afire" (or magically seems to). Read »

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Mondo Movie Fest in the American Riviera

Mondo Movie Fest in the American Riviera

The February film party is one of the major happenings on the Santa Barbara calendar. Read »

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 12:04 PM

Happy Winter Trails Month

Happy Winter Trails Month

Strap on the snowshoes or try out cross country at a Januarytime happening. Read »

Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Mojave Maxine: Awaiting a Desert Superstar

Mojave Maxine: Awaiting a Desert Superstar

Students will guess when The Living Desert tortoise will emerge from her burrow. 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.