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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Writer's Ojai Spa Getaway

A Writer's Ojai Spa Getaway

Need to relax more to let the words flow? This combo may help you with both. Read »

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Camp Spin-Off

Camp Spin-Off

Teen DJs are the stars at this Ojai Valley summertime getaway. Read »

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Literary Festival

Ojai Literary Festival

You need your springtime book fests? Your wordy week is just ahead. Read »

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Eating Ojai

Eating Ojai

Get to know the edibles of Ojai over a food-filled Saturday. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Valley Inn's Serenity Season

Ojai Valley Inn's Serenity Season

Bliss out (instead of stress out) in Ojai. Read »

Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Salute! Beer Festival

Salute! Beer Festival

Snack on "gourmet pub fare" and good libations at the Ojai Beverage Co. Read »

Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai's Art in the Park

Ojai's Art in the Park

The venerable al fresco exhibit is part of a larger cultural weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spring Deals Around Ojai

Spring Deals Around Ojai

The Emerald and Blue Iguana Inns have good offerings on; so do a few other stayover spots. Read »

Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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By Britt Peterson

"O-jai" Want to Get Away

Once considered the mecca for all things artistic. Now--a temple of rest and relaxation. Read »

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Scrabble at Ojai Valley Inn

Scrabble at Ojai Valley Inn

Get your triple-letter-score on at a posh getaway spot. 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.