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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Free: Presidents Day at the National Parks

Free: Presidents Day at the National Parks

Over 100 entrance fee-charging parks will waive admission on Monday, Feb. 20. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 6:29 PM

New: Mission Inn Valentine's Lights

New: Mission Inn Valentine's Lights

A pink, white, and red glow will adorn the Riverside hotel during Festa Dell' Amore. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 6:28 PM

South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge

South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge

Dash into the chilly H2O and raise funds for the Special Olympics. Read »

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Merry Sierra: Nevada City Mardi Gras

Merry Sierra: Nevada City Mardi Gras

Watch the Broad Street revelries while trying to catch some beads. Read »

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Lotusland: Flowery Gem to Re-Open

Lotusland: Flowery Gem to Re-Open

The storied Santa Barbara spread'll welcome visitors in mid-February. Read »

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Sequoia Splendor: A Dark Sky Celebration

Sequoia Splendor: A Dark Sky Celebration

Commune with far-off stars and the big trees at the very same time. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 4:25 PM

The Super Skunk: It's Back in May

The Super Skunk: It's Back in May

The beloved steam engine'll roll again out of Fort Bragg. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Catalina Express: Two-for-One Birthday Deal

Catalina Express: Two-for-One Birthday Deal

Savor a (birth)day out on an island with your best bud (for less). Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 1:24 PM

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Poster Contest

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Poster Contest

Can you capture the beautiful, bite-delivering bulb in all of its flavorful glory? Read »

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Catalina Island: Chihuly Exhibit to Open

Catalina Island: Chihuly Exhibit to Open

Eye works by the glass-wonderful artist at a multi-month exhibit. 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.