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By Alysia Gray Painter

Peek Inside Modernism Week's Trailer Fest

You can spy the interiors of these retro gems. See Full Gallery »

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 at 8:53 AM

Frosty Freebies: Mammoth Kids' Ski Deal

Frosty Freebies: Mammoth Kids' Ski Deal

Planning on driving the fam up the mountain soon? You can save. Read »

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 at 7:07 PM

Joshua Tree: Your Long Weekend Tips

Joshua Tree: Your Long Weekend Tips

With more three-dayers down the road, where will you go to explore? Read »

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:39 AM

Big Bear Sweethearts: Your Frosty Valentine's Day

Big Bear Sweethearts: Your Frosty Valentine's Day

Treats and deals await twosomes who book a stay up the mountain. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 10:26 AM

Vegas Astronomy: Star Party in the Neon Boneyard

Vegas Astronomy: Star Party in the Neon Boneyard

Search for glitter overhead among glittery objects on the ground. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 9:31 AM

El Capitan's Big February Show

El Capitan's Big February Show

Horsetail Fall is set to glow again -- fingers (and sunlight) crossed. Read »

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 9:52 PM

Sup Among Stars: Santa Barbara Film Feast

Sup Among Stars: Santa Barbara Film Feast

What's on the table complements what's on the big screen. Read »

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 6:46 AM

National Parks: First 2015 Fee-Free Day Ahead

National Parks: First 2015 Fee-Free Day Ahead

Admission-charging parks will waive their fee for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Read »

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Palms Casino Promotion: Win a Fantasy Suite Stay

Palms Casino Promotion: Win a Fantasy Suite Stay

Is 2015 the year you check into the Hot Pink Suite? Read »

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Back and Bright: Old-School Disneyland Fireworks

Back and Bright: Old-School Disneyland Fireworks

"Fantasy in the Sky" is back over Sleeping Beauty's Castle. 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.