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Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Laguna Art-A-Fair: Customer Appreciation Weekend

Laguna Art-A-Fair: Customer Appreciation Weekend

Free admission: Join the art-fun to-do's festive summer farewell. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Ready for Foliage: California Fall Color Blog

Ready for Foliage: California Fall Color Blog

The autumn equinox is still a month off, but a popular leaf-peeping blog is up and running for 2016. Read »

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 9:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

2016 Sunset Idea House Opens

Eye "a celebration of local design" over six style-filled weekends. View gallery »

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 8:19 PM

NPS Centennial: Yosemite Celebrates

NPS Centennial: Yosemite Celebrates

Several nature-cool programs will mark the National Park Service's 100th anniversary. Read »

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Apple Days Are Ahead, Autumnists

Apple Days Are Ahead, Autumnists

Summer's heat is on, but Oak Glen will soon jump into fall's pie-ful pleasures. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 8:41 PM

Monarch Beach Resort: End-of-Summer Fun

Monarch Beach Resort: End-of-Summer Fun

Mermaid swims, jazzy brunches, and Family Cardio Drumming are just a few things on the property's diversion-filled docket. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Harvest Fest Goes on the Road

Harvest Fest Goes on the Road

The mondo, everything-craft show will visit several West Coast cities. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 12:11 PM

Disneyland Diamond Celebration Wrapping Up

Disneyland Diamond Celebration Wrapping Up

The Paint the Night parade and a few other special to-dos will bid the theme park adieu. Read »

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 9:29 AM

Summer in the Desert: Miramonte Deal

Summer in the Desert: Miramonte Deal

Steal away to Indian Wells for under a hundred bucks per night. Read »

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 at 7:50 AM

Creative Autumn: Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrows

Creative Autumn: Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrows

Local shops'll do their delightful best to spotlight fall whimsy (and maybe win some honors). 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.