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Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 10:34 PM

Wine Tasting at the Winchester Mystery House

Wine Tasting at the Winchester Mystery House

It's a "spirited" thing to do at the spooky San Jose landmark. Read »

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

New: Wine Country Clean Air Express

New: Wine Country Clean Air Express

The new Saturday ride'll whisk day-trippers from Santa Barbara into the Santa Ynez Valley. Read »

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 9:01 AM

La Jolla in Flight: Falconry Lessons

La Jolla in Flight: Falconry Lessons

Don the glove and feel the power of these winged wonders (or just observe and admire). Read »

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 11:23 AM

Insects Are Cool: San Diego Botanic Garden's Abuzz

Insects Are Cool: San Diego Botanic Garden's Abuzz

Spy things that buzz, creep, scurry, and help our wider world, in Encinitas. Read »

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Early Summer Mornings Up San Jacinto

Early Summer Mornings Up San Jacinto

Like to get a fresh start and high elevations? You're in luck (if you're near Palm Springs on a Friday). Read »

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Tickets on Sale: Gilroy Garlic Festival

Tickets on Sale: Gilroy Garlic Festival

Fiery times await at the food-famous hoedown. Read »

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Fall Fab: Palm Springs Modernism Bash

Fall Fab: Palm Springs Modernism Bash

A smaller chic event flowers in October (ahead of February's huge to-do). Read »

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Sandtastic Fundraiser: Switchfoot Bro-Am

Sandtastic Fundraiser: Switchfoot Bro-Am

Tunes, surfboards, good vibes, and excellent causes are at the catch-a-wave heart of this fundraiser. Read »

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 8:17 AM

Desert Spa Twist: La Casa del Zorro's Cool Stones

Desert Spa Twist: La Casa del Zorro's Cool Stones

The Borrego Springs hotspot keeps it chill on warm summer days. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 2:10 PM

To Catalina Island, by Water Skis

To Catalina Island, by Water Skis

Call the annual race the most invigorating way to visit Avalon. 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.