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Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 at 7:40 AM

Magical Mojave: A Full Moon Tour

Magical Mojave: A Full Moon Tour

Enjoy the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area after the sun goes down. Read »

Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 at 7:40 AM

Hearst Castle: Tours Resume

Hearst Castle: Tours Resume

The landmark closed due to the nearby Chimney Fire; now visitors are once again strolling the famous estate. Read »

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 9:29 PM

September Soiree: Temecula Valley Crush

September Soiree: Temecula Valley Crush

It's an almost-fall tradition, and it is happening, with cheer and flair, at Wiens Family Cellars. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 12:11 PM

Lompoc Lark: Mural in a Weekend

Lompoc Lark: Mural in a Weekend

Join in as a master artists paints a large-scale work in one of California's most mural-y towns. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 9:06 AM

The Return of Madonna Inn Pink Chocolate

The Return of Madonna Inn Pink Chocolate

The roadside charmer's famous foodstuff took the summer off, but vacation time is over. Read »

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 1:54 PM

Ojai Illumination: A Tree-tastic Artwork

Ojai Illumination: A Tree-tastic Artwork

Marvel at 28 lovely lanterns adorning one of the property's old oaks. Read »

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 at 7:24 AM

Julefest Wine Walk: Tickets on Sale

Julefest Wine Walk: Tickets on Sale

The holidays are but a few months away, as is Solvang's sippable soiree. Read »

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 3:33 PM

Labor Day Splash at The Beverly Hilton

Labor Day Splash at The Beverly Hilton

Save up to 25% on a close-of-summer stay at the legendary property. Read »

Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:51 AM

Apple Days: Julian's Juiciest Jamboree

Apple Days: Julian's Juiciest Jamboree

Revel in sheer pie-dom over the last weekend in September. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Laguna Art-A-Fair: Customer Appreciation Weekend

Laguna Art-A-Fair: Customer Appreciation Weekend

Free admission: Join the art-fun to-do's festive summer farewell. 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.