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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 9:42 AM

World Ocean Day in Monterey

World Ocean Day in Monterey

Crafts and tunes are part of the ecosystem-honoring aquarium weekend. Read »

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:01 AM

Now Open: Crystal Cave

Now Open: Crystal Cave

The subterranean wonder is found in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Read »

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 8:24 AM

The Olives of Los Olivos

The Olives of Los Olivos

Spend the first Saturday in June at one of the prettiest towns in any wine country. Read »

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:02 PM

Roadshow Revival: The Hotel Package

Roadshow Revival: The Hotel Package

The mondo American roots music festival is set to strum in Ventura. Read »

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:09 PM

Mission Inn: Heroes' Welcome Package

Mission Inn: Heroes' Welcome Package

The historic Riverside Inn is honoring military members and first responders over Memorial Day Weekend. Read »

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8:05 AM

Buena Park: A Year of Milestone Anniversaries

Buena Park: A Year of Milestone Anniversaries

The Ghost Town at Knott's Berry Farm, Medieval Times, and Pirate's Dinner Adventure all hit big birthdays. Read »

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8:47 AM

Free Concerts at North Lake Tahoe

Free Concerts at North Lake Tahoe

The pay-nothing summer series is revving up for a spirited, sound-packed run. Read »

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 12:22 PM

Temecula Tasty: Microbrew + Chili Fest

Temecula Tasty: Microbrew + Chili Fest

A solid, it's-almost-summer pairing turns up the heat 'n hops. Read »

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 8:23 AM

Lompoc: Flower Fields Abloom

Lompoc: Flower Fields Abloom

It's nearly time for some petal-filled visions around the grow-strong region. Read »

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:24 AM

On Vacation: Madonna Inn Pink Chocolate

On Vacation: Madonna Inn Pink Chocolate

The "all-natural rosy coloring" is missing (but won't be forever). 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.