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Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Sheeply Sweet: Queen Mary ScotsFestival

Sheeply Sweet: Queen Mary ScotsFestival

Can you hear the bagpipes? Follow them to Long Beach. Read »

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:03 AM

Santa Barbara Savings: Go Car Free

Santa Barbara Savings: Go Car Free

Show your Amtrak ticket and score deals around the American Riviera. Read »

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 7:38 AM

Biggest Heart Balloon: Oceanside Valentine's

Biggest Heart Balloon: Oceanside Valentine's

The 25-footer will appear at locations throughout the city. Read »

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Snuggle Up: Damp Days at Quail Lodge

Snuggle Up: Damp Days at Quail Lodge

Clouds overhead shouldn't prevent a restorative getaway. Read »

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 5:14 PM

LA Mid-City Getaway: The Orlando

LA Mid-City Getaway: The Orlando

The West Third Street boutique hotel has a dog-sweet package and walkability, too. Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Orchids Ahoy: Santa Barbara Extravaganza

Orchids Ahoy: Santa Barbara Extravaganza

One of the esteemed bud-and-buyer events returns for its 71st year. Read »

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Madera Delish: Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Madera Delish: Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Is this your top taste duo? Your Valentine's Weekend is all mapped out. Read »

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Valentine's Weekend on Catalina Island

Valentine's Weekend on Catalina Island

Ocean views and zip line adventure; the hearts-y weekend gets awesome, in Avalon. Read »

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Death Valley: An Astronomical Experience

Death Valley: An Astronomical Experience

Admire the sky alongside astronomers in the famously low-lit expanse. Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 5:48 AM

Mission Inn Presidential Suite Stay

Mission Inn Presidential Suite Stay

Ten presidents have stayed at the Riverside landmark throughout the decades. 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.