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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

A major restoration of the Yosemite sequoia grove is due. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spooky Science: Discovery Science Center's Eek-Filled Autumn

Spooky Science: Discovery Science Center's Eek-Filled Autumn

The learning destination's seasonal exhibit is ready to goo it up. Read »

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Four-Mountain Ski Pass: Mammoth to Acquire SoCal Ski Areas

Four-Mountain Ski Pass: Mammoth to Acquire SoCal Ski Areas

Grab your poles and go for June, Mammoth, Bear, or Snow Summit, skiers. Read »

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Guess It: First Snow at the Palm Springs Tram

Guess It: First Snow at the Palm Springs Tram

Ready to think about the fluffy stuff? It's not long off 'round Mount San Jacinto... Read »

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Line: Hello Kitty Con's Official LA Stay

The Line: Hello Kitty Con's Official LA Stay

The famous pop feline-esque favorite is all the talk 'round the Koreatown spot. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Anaheim Fresh: The Packing House

Anaheim Fresh: The Packing House

Eaters are flocking to the historic citrus space to socialize, sip, and nosh. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lookie-Loo Weekend: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Lookie-Loo Weekend: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Picture strolling 50+ studios and chatting with the people who create within. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bellagio Whimsy: Autumn Arrives in Sin City

Bellagio Whimsy: Autumn Arrives in Sin City

The talking tree and a gorgeous pony fill out the mum-marvelous garden decor. Read »

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Joshua Tree Music Fest: Vibes Among the Boulders

Joshua Tree Music Fest: Vibes Among the Boulders

Journey to the desert for a Positive Vibration Station and connection of a most musical sort. Read »

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Corn Maze Time: Big Horse on the Horizon

Corn Maze Time: Big Horse on the Horizon

Ready to face the corn box, autumn revelers? 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.