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Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Giant Anteater Born in Santa Barbara

Giant Anteater Born in Santa Barbara

The male pup will go on view later in November. Read »

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Thanksgiving Morning: Run the Del Mar Track

Thanksgiving Morning: Run the Del Mar Track

The family fun run raises money for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Read »

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Skating, Gingerbread, Snow: Tenaya Lodge Holidays

Skating, Gingerbread, Snow: Tenaya Lodge Holidays

Decorate a spicy sweet, take to the ice rink, socialize with Santa. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Santa Loves Art: Sawdust Winter Fantasy in Laguna Beach

Santa Loves Art: Sawdust Winter Fantasy in Laguna Beach

The long-running arts and crafts show takes on a merry mien. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Hearst Castle, with Bells and Bows On

Hearst Castle, with Bells and Bows On

Enchanted Hill turns up the enchantment from Thanksgiving to the end of the year. Read »

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Flurry Force: Mammoth's Opening Day Ahead

Flurry Force: Mammoth's Opening Day Ahead

An early November snow dump banished those warm-fall blues. Read »

Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Desert Dazzle: WildLights

Desert Dazzle: WildLights

Palm Desert greets the season with an after-sundown glow. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 at 1:35 PM

California State Parks Honor Veterans

California State Parks Honor Veterans

Those who served receive free admission at state parks on Nov. 11. Read »

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 at 12:37 PM

On Sale: Irvine Park Christmas Railroad Tickets

On Sale: Irvine Park Christmas Railroad Tickets

All aboard for an Orange County classic. Read »

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Four Million-Plus Lights: Holidays at the Mission Inn

Four Million-Plus Lights: Holidays at the Mission Inn

Can it be seen from space? Maybe not, but the Riverside landmark is bright, indeed. 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.