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Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Anza-Borrego Bloom: On the Near Horizon

Anza-Borrego Bloom: On the Near Horizon

The late-winter wildflowers have not yet arrived, but these wet days are helping. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 8:16 PM

Migration Fest at Natural Bridges

Migration Fest at Natural Bridges

Love upon whales and winged things near Santa Cruz. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Kilt Confab: Queen Mary's ScotsFestival

Kilt Confab: Queen Mary's ScotsFestival

Bagpipes, sheep, athletics, and tartans return to the Long Beach landmark. Read »

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 1:09 PM

June Lake Winter Festival

June Lake Winter Festival

Snow sculptures, chilly strolls, and the Triple Threat Winter Triathalon are favorites at this frosty hoedown. Read »

Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 at 12:17 PM

Calistoga Passport: Winter in the Wineries

Calistoga Passport: Winter in the Wineries

Jump into 15 different tastings at your own take-it-easy leisure. Read »

Friday, Dec 30, 2016 at 11:44 AM

NYE Fun: Temecula Grape Drop

NYE Fun: Temecula Grape Drop

Wine country makes its welcome to 2017. Read »

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 9:57 AM

Catalina Express: Best of Winter Deals

Catalina Express: Best of Winter Deals

It's time for an island getaway in the heart of the chilliest season. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 7:27 AM

Ocean Astonishing: Whalefest Monterey

Ocean Astonishing: Whalefest Monterey

Say "hey" to a Pacific Gray at this wintertime hoedown. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 at 1:18 PM

Wintertime in 'The Switzerland of California'

Wintertime in 'The Switzerland of California'

June Lake has small-town-y charms and those huge, huge peaks. Read »

Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Palm Desert Food & Wine 2017

Palm Desert Food & Wine 2017

The suppable springtime soiree will once again attract big names on the restaurant and cookbook scene. 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.