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Friday, May 20, 2016 at 12:21 PM

GoPro Fun at a Carlsbad Inn

GoPro Fun at a Carlsbad Inn

Rent the Ultimate Beach Kit and record your day at Carlsbad State Beach. Read »

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 4:37 PM

Balloons + Wine at Temecula Valley Fest

Balloons + Wine at Temecula Valley Fest

The three-day bash includes glows, tunes, and food tastes galore. Read »

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:17 AM

Desert Fare: Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Desert Fare: Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Sup around the resorts and eateries that dot the desert, stylishly. Read »

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 3:33 PM

Mountain Trio: Ski/Bike/Golf Challenge

Mountain Trio: Ski/Bike/Golf Challenge

It's an everything-at-once time of year up at Mammoth. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Summer Kick-off: Sacramento Music Festival

Summer Kick-off: Sacramento Music Festival

The Memorial Day Weekend has dozens of tune-sweet acts and family fun times, too. Read »

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:09 AM

Road Trip Time: Indian Wells Package

Road Trip Time: Indian Wells Package

Toodling into the desert resorts in your wagon or convertible? There's a stay-over package made for you. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:17 AM

Art + Heart: Paint the Parks!

Art + Heart: Paint the Parks!

Adore putting brush to canvas in some of California's most spectacular settings? You can help the park you love. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:16 AM

Dippable Delish: Castroville Artichoke Fest

Dippable Delish: Castroville Artichoke Fest

The center of artichoke-onia pays tribute to the tender/tough superstar. Read »

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Luscious Stuff: California Strawberry Festival

Luscious Stuff: California Strawberry Festival

Save us some strawberry nachos, please. Read »

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 3:45 AM

Quirky Cars: Nevada City Soapbox Derby

Quirky Cars: Nevada City Soapbox Derby

Lovingly built human-powered vehicles will phoosh through the small burg. 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.