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Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 9:52 PM

Sup Among Stars: Santa Barbara Film Feast

Sup Among Stars: Santa Barbara Film Feast

What's on the table complements what's on the big screen. Read »

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 6:46 AM

National Parks: First 2015 Fee-Free Day Ahead

National Parks: First 2015 Fee-Free Day Ahead

Admission-charging parks will waive their fee for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Read »

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Palms Casino Promotion: Win a Fantasy Suite Stay

Palms Casino Promotion: Win a Fantasy Suite Stay

Is 2015 the year you check into the Hot Pink Suite? Read »

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Back and Bright: Old-School Disneyland Fireworks

Back and Bright: Old-School Disneyland Fireworks

"Fantasy in the Sky" is back over Sleeping Beauty's Castle. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Sin City's Tony Tally: Vegas by the Numbers

Sin City's Tony Tally: Vegas by the Numbers

High Roller weddings and pricey burgers are just part of the story. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 6:36 PM

Victorian High Jinks: Riverside Dickens Festival

Victorian High Jinks: Riverside Dickens Festival

"A Christmas Carol" buffs and those who love to costume will ye olde be there. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Alabama Hills Adventure: Travel "The Movie Road"

Alabama Hills Adventure: Travel

The Lone Pine-close setting has served as the backdrop to hundreds of Westerns. Read »

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 5:19 PM

Flying for Del Mar: The Marvel Experience

Flying for Del Mar: The Marvel Experience

The hyper-reality tour teams up with Captain America, the Hulk, and other favorites. Read »

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Free Birthday Trips Extended: The Catalina Express

Free Birthday Trips Extended: The Catalina Express

Been meaning to try this pay-nothing favorite? There'll be more of it in 2015. Read »

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 at 9:07 AM

A Desert Birthday: Happy 80th, Elvis

A Desert Birthday: Happy 80th, Elvis

It's a hunka hunka hullabaloo at The King's Honeymoon Hideaway. 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.