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Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 3:01 PM

Announced: Fee-Free 2017 NPS Days

Announced: Fee-Free 2017 NPS Days

Line up your money-saving visits to Death Valley, Yosemite... Read »

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 10:28 AM

Happy 39th, Victorian Christmas

Happy 39th, Victorian Christmas

Travel back to 1890-ish at Nevada City's venerable December lark. Read »

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 8:01 AM

Holidays High Up: Tram Tree

Holidays High Up: Tram Tree

The sparkler, which sits far above Palm Springs, is a December desert icon. Read »

Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 7:34 AM

Greet 2017 on Catalina Island

Greet 2017 on Catalina Island

Bubbly, party favors, and the Pacific all add to the NYE ambiance. Read »

Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 7:31 AM

WildLights: A Living Desert Tradition

WildLights: A Living Desert Tradition

Take a sparkly stroll at the desert-based destination. Read »

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Fungi Face-Off: Big Sur Foragers Festival

Fungi Face-Off: Big Sur Foragers Festival

A flavorful Fungi Face-Off is but one appetite-stoking event on the schedule. Read »

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Sacramento Seasonal: Free Theatre of Lights

Sacramento Seasonal: Free Theatre of Lights

The "state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology" spectacular takes place in Old Sacramento. Bonus? It's free. Read »

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 12:13 PM

Earthy Eats: Napa Truffle Festival

Earthy Eats: Napa Truffle Festival

Seminars, lunches, and a "Wild Mushroom Foray" brighten the January weekend. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 6:06 PM

Monarch Beach Resort: Pet Photos with Santa

Monarch Beach Resort: Pet Photos with Santa

The Dana Point destination offers a cute twist on a classic seasonal snapshot. Read »

Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Condor Release at Redwood National Park

Condor Release at Redwood National Park

The majestic and endangered birds will return to Yurok ancestral territory by the fall of 2019. 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.