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Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

AI in the IE: Robots of Riverside

AI in the IE: Robots of Riverside

It's called "the biggest robot event in Southern California." Prepare, robotians. Read »

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

First County Fair of the Year: Hello, Riverside

First County Fair of the Year: Hello, Riverside

The February fun-maker is up with rodeo, rides, and dates, dates, dates. Read »

Friday, Nov 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

One Hotel, Five Weeks, Millions of Lights

One Hotel, Five Weeks, Millions of Lights

The Mission Inn is preparing for its December dazzler. Read »

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Gaggle of Robots Meep for Riverside

A Gaggle of Robots Meep for Riverside

Make for what's billed as "the biggest robot event in Southern California." Read »

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riverside's Spookiest Tales

Riverside's Spookiest Tales

A Tombstone Trolley and lively storytelling fill out two fall evenings. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

110 Years of the Mission Inn

110 Years of the Mission Inn

A package celebrates the historic hotel's centennial + a decade. Read »

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sunday Sojourn in Riverside

A Sunday Sojourn in Riverside

Have a Monday off? Love the Mission Inn? You're in luck. Read »

Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riverside's Ye Olde Dickens Fest

Riverside's Ye Olde Dickens Fest

Play at being a Victorian at a long-running Riverside romp. Read »

Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mission Inn's Festival of Lights

It's a Riverside tradition that's as twinkly as all get-out. Read »

Friday, Oct 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Robots of Riverside

Robot fans gather to talk all things artificial intelligence. Oh, and to have... See Full Gallery »

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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.