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Fall Foliage Report: SoCal, You're Last Up

Fall Foliage Report: SoCal, You're Last Up

The California Fall Color blog reports on what areas are near peak color. Read »

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Vintage Vegas Package: Your Golden Gate Getaway

Vintage Vegas Package: Your Golden Gate Getaway

The city's oldest inn is summoning some of that wayback Sin City vibe. Read »

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Announced: Mega Summertime Death Valley Run

Announced: Mega Summertime Death Valley Run

"The World's Toughest Footrace" heads from the hot national park to Mt. Whitney on its traditional course. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Starry Sleepover: Geminids, the Desert, the Night, and You

Starry Sleepover: Geminids, the Desert, the Night, and You

The mid-December sky show gets some back story, in Borrego Springs. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Lively Libations: Ventura Winter Wine Walk

Lively Libations: Ventura Winter Wine Walk

Stroll over three blocks and experience a host of grape-good tastes. Read »

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Giant Anteater Born in Santa Barbara

Giant Anteater Born in Santa Barbara

The male pup will go on view later in November. Read »

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Thanksgiving Morning: Run the Del Mar Track

Thanksgiving Morning: Run the Del Mar Track

The family fun run raises money for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Read »

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Skating, Gingerbread, Snow: Tenaya Lodge Holidays

Skating, Gingerbread, Snow: Tenaya Lodge Holidays

Decorate a spicy sweet, take to the ice rink, socialize with Santa. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Santa Loves Art: Sawdust Winter Fantasy in Laguna Beach

Santa Loves Art: Sawdust Winter Fantasy in Laguna Beach

The long-running arts and crafts show takes on a merry mien. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Hearst Castle, with Bells and Bows On

Hearst Castle, with Bells and Bows On

Enchanted Hill turns up the enchantment from Thanksgiving to the end of the year. 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.