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Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 12:22 PM

Opening: Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

Opening: Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

The Irvine agricultural icon'll start lining up the gourds near the end of September. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 2:16 PM

Bright Bites: Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

Bright Bites: Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

The flavors are splashy, the wine is full-bodied, and the chefs shall be out in demo-delightful force. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 8:19 AM

Craft Celebration at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Craft Celebration at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Gather on the hotel's lawn for an array of elegant eats, beverages. Read »

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Scenic Bash: Catalina Film Festival

Scenic Bash: Catalina Film Festival

Over 90 works'll shine around beautiful Avalon. Read »

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Big Bear Bevs: Fall Village Wine Walk

Big Bear Bevs: Fall Village Wine Walk

Welcome fall, and savor the weekend, while sipping and strolling on a Saturday evening. Read »

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:17 AM

Festival of Lights: Early Bird Package

Festival of Lights: Early Bird Package

Planning on doing it up at the Mission Inn this holiday season? Secure your stay by the end of September. Read »

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Ocean-Close Yoga at Terranea Resort

Ocean-Close Yoga at Terranea Resort

Savor a sun salutation while overlooking the Pacific. Read »

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

The Orange County destination is stirring up some spooky treats for guests. Read »

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 8:20 AM

Kokanee Salmon Festival at South Lake Tahoe

Kokanee Salmon Festival at South Lake Tahoe

It's a truly fall, and fishtastic, experience at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. Read »

Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:50 AM

Bernardus Lodge: 14 New Villas & Suites

Bernardus Lodge: 14 New Villas & Suites

The tony getaway options made an early-August debut at the Carmel Valley getaway. 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.