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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Craft Beers of Santa Ynez Valley

The Craft Beers of Santa Ynez Valley

It's an area known for wine, but May is beer's time to foam. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taste of Solvang: Your To-Do List

Taste of Solvang: Your To-Do List

The pastry-laden village's sweetest weekend is just ahead. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Solvang's Pastry-Filled Weekend

Solvang's Pastry-Filled Weekend

Tickets are on sale for the quaint village's March feast. Read »

Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

How Solvang Greets the Yuletide

How Solvang Greets the Yuletide

Solvang's Julefest is a sparkly, multi-day celebration of the season. Read »

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Solvang Holiday Wine About

Solvang Holiday Wine About

It's a glittery, glass-ful (and glass-filled) stroll through a sparkly city. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Danish Days Dance in Solvang

Danish Days Dance in Solvang

The village celebrates its roots in September. Read »

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Greyhounds Gather in Solvang

Greyhounds Gather in Solvang

Fans of the sleek, sweet canine make for Solvang. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Solvang's Second Century Soiree

Solvang's Second Century Soiree

Love you your quaint village? Help it welcome the next 100 years. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

That Solvang Sparkle

That Solvang Sparkle

One of the Golden State's sparkliest villages turns up the wattage. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Danish Days

Danish Days

The man with beard and the helmet is back. Meaning? Solvang is ready to party. 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.