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Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:50 AM

Bernardus Lodge: 14 New Villas & Suites

Bernardus Lodge: 14 New Villas & Suites

The tony getaway options made an early-August debut at the Carmel Valley getaway. Read »

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 6:57 AM

Oktoberfest at the Madonna Inn

Oktoberfest at the Madonna Inn

Oompahs, a memorable setting, and regional brew lend the first of October flavor. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 6:59 AM

Hollywood Dine Around: Tasty Tinseltown Package

Hollywood Dine Around: Tasty Tinseltown Package

Bop around some of the town's toniest hotspots for small bites and starry sips. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Big Bear Autumn: Flashlight Safaris

Big Bear Autumn: Flashlight Safaris

Explore the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, and meet some nocturnal critters, every Friday and Saturday in October. Read »

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 1:44 PM

Queen Mary's Haunted Encounters

Queen Mary's Haunted Encounters

Is the wait for Halloween fun making you antsy? Find a few phantoms (maybe) in Long Beach. Read »

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Hollywood Roosevelt: Movie-Cool Cocktails

Hollywood Roosevelt: Movie-Cool Cocktails

Quaff a "Pearamount Pictures" just steps from the fabled boulevard. Read »

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Haunted Mansion 2016 Gingerbread House

Haunted Mansion 2016 Gingerbread House

The spooky pastry changes each year; find out this season's "Nightmare" theme. Read »

Friday, Sep 9, 2016 at 6:25 AM

Celebrated Song Returns to Mission Inn

Celebrated Song Returns to Mission Inn

"A Perfect Day" was written long ago at the landmark; now hear it twice nightly. Read »

Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 10:37 AM

Big Corn Horse Maze: Just Ahead

Big Corn Horse Maze: Just Ahead

It's a falltime must-do for legions of Southern Californians. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Autumn Tradition: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Autumn Tradition: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Call upon 50 studios in and around the arts-lush valley. 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.