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Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Encinitas Enchantment: Garden of Lights

Encinitas Enchantment: Garden of Lights

Eye succulents all a-sparkle as the Botanic Gardens get to glowing. Read »

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM

In Full Wing: Goleta Monarch Butterfly Grove

In Full Wing: Goleta Monarch Butterfly Grove

That most spectacular of seasons is now fluttering. Read »

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Taylor Guitar Factory: Tours and Toy Donations

Taylor Guitar Factory: Tours and Toy Donations

Watch how the lauded instruments come together, and give back a little, too. Read »

Friday, Nov 28, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Yosemite Tent Cabin: Pay the Previous Night's Low Temp

Yosemite Tent Cabin: Pay the Previous Night's Low Temp

Bed down in a Curry Village unheated tent and see your stay-over fee freeze over. Read »

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Afternoon Doldrums Dashed: The WOW Cart

Afternoon Doldrums Dashed: The WOW Cart

Snacks and sips on wheels? It's a treat for guests of the Hyatt Palm Springs. Read »

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 at 7:28 AM

Fall Foliage Report: SoCal, You're Last Up

Fall Foliage Report: SoCal, You're Last Up

The California Fall Color blog reports on what areas are near peak color. Read »

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Vintage Vegas Package: Your Golden Gate Getaway

Vintage Vegas Package: Your Golden Gate Getaway

The city's oldest inn is summoning some of that wayback Sin City vibe. Read »

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Announced: Mega Summertime Death Valley Run

Announced: Mega Summertime Death Valley Run

"The World's Toughest Footrace" heads from the hot national park to Mt. Whitney on its traditional course. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Starry Sleepover: Geminids, the Desert, the Night, and You

Starry Sleepover: Geminids, the Desert, the Night, and You

The mid-December sky show gets some back story, in Borrego Springs. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Lively Libations: Ventura Winter Wine Walk

Lively Libations: Ventura Winter Wine Walk

Stroll over three blocks and experience a host of grape-good tastes. 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.