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Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Swallows Alight in San Juan Capistrano

The Swallows Alight in San Juan Capistrano

Winged wonders will once again flit over the mission. Read »

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swallows Day Parade

Swallows Day Parade

Seen any of Capistrano's famous winged visitors yet? Read »

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 at 6:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cinematic "Spork"

Cinematic

The quirky film will join classic movies at the West Coast Film Festival. Read »

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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By Beth Avant

Pony Rides & Petting Zoos at Zoomars

A 45-minute trip north (by car or by train) that will delight the kid in anyone. Read »

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swallows Celebration in San Juan Capistrano

Swallows Celebration in San Juan Capistrano

March 19 is St. Joseph's Day, and the mission is marking the occasion with several activities. 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.