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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Images: San Diego Botanic Garden

Photos from the San Diego Botanic Garden located in Encinitas, north of downtown...View gallery »

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Old Sac: New 'Gold Fever!' Tours

Old Sac: New 'Gold Fever!' Tours

Play a character and dig deeply into what living in the time of the Gold Rush was like. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Taste of Solvang: Wine & Beer Walk

Taste of Solvang: Wine & Beer Walk

Pastries do rule at this popular yearly event, but so do libations with local flair. Read »

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Base Camp: Desert Festival Glamping

Base Camp: Desert Festival Glamping

The lodging pop-up will include well-appointed tents for those attending Coachella and Stagecoach. Read »

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 8:06 AM

Sweet Adoption Fair: 'Cookies and a Critter'

Sweet Adoption Fair: 'Cookies and a Critter'

Girl Scout Cookie season is winding down, but not before the Helen Woodward Animal Center hosts a cute, do-good, treat-tastic party. Read »

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 10:57 AM

Historic Hotels: 'Spectacular Spring Savings'

Historic Hotels: 'Spectacular Spring Savings'

Book a stay at The Claremont in Berkeley, La Valencia in La Jolla, or another member hotel, and save. Read »

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 12:28 PM

Palm Springs Tram: High-Elevation Hikes

Palm Springs Tram: High-Elevation Hikes

Catch the famous ride up the mountain and then set off on your pine-pretty trek. Read »

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 6:33 PM

Palm Springs New: La Serena Villas

Palm Springs New: La Serena Villas

The built-in-1933 property re-debuts as a new desert-cool getaway. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 12:38 PM

Daffodil Hill: Opening Date Announced

Daffodil Hill: Opening Date Announced

The Amador County destination has weathered some wintry days; now sunshine-hued blossoms are ahead. Read »

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Tomatomania! Delish Tour on the Roll

Tomatomania! Delish Tour on the Roll

It's that time of year, lycopene lovers: Get your info, your seedlings, and your heirloom love on at a location near you. Read »

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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 NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.