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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Holiday Pampering at La Casa del Zorro

Holiday Pampering at La Casa del Zorro

Hello, peppermint scalp massage. Hello, Borrego Springs relaxing. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Riverside's Storied Ghosts

Riverside's Storied Ghosts

The Dark Dreams Doorway adds an audio dimension to this year's ghost walks. Read »

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 at 10:46 AM

A Vertical (Ish) Dash: Running Up San Jacinto

A Vertical (Ish) Dash: Running Up San Jacinto

Runners will face a steep, steep grade, in Palm Springs. Read »

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Yuma Yum: Medjools Rule Fall Food Bash

Yuma Yum: Medjools Rule Fall Food Bash

Make a date with dates -- lots of 'em -- and take a tour of a farm or two. Read »

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Crab Time: Claws Up for Great Bay Area Bites

Crab Time: Claws Up for Great Bay Area Bites

Early November kicks off Dungeness days, up 'round NorCal. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Waggers and Waves: Bow Wow Brunch Cruise

Waggers and Waves: Bow Wow Brunch Cruise

Help out hounds while brunching (and showing off your own pup, in costume). Read »

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Outlandish Golf Carts Delight Palm Desert

Outlandish Golf Carts Delight Palm Desert

The fall roll summons the car-crafty creativity of area residents. Read »

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

El Capitan Canyon's Rustic Autumn

El Capitan Canyon's Rustic Autumn

S'mores and suppers near a fire fill out the Santa Barbara spot's cozy offerings. Read »

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hearse Time in Costa Mesa

Hearse Time in Costa Mesa

An Orange County tradition gets colorful, wacky, and oh-so-seasonal. Read »

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Haunt a Hotel: Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Trick-or-Treating

Haunt a Hotel: Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Trick-or-Treating

The posh property offers little ghosts treats (and cocktails for grown-up ghouls). 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.