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Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Ojai Icon: It's Pixie Month

Ojai Icon: It's Pixie Month

The fruit-fabulous favorite inspires deals around the art-fun town. Read »

Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 at 8:46 AM

Mountain Mmm: Taste of Julian

Mountain Mmm: Taste of Julian

Go beyond the apple, and the pie, for a culinary look at the beloved village. Read »

Friday, Apr 8, 2016 at 9:36 AM

Outside Lands: 2016 Line-up Announced

Outside Lands: 2016 Line-up Announced

Ready for the huge Golden Gate Park party? Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie are on the roster. Read »

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Left Coast Micro-Brew Fest

Left Coast Micro-Brew Fest

Spend a sunshiny Saturday in San Clemente trying some top-notch regional foams. Read »

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Nature by Night: Dark Sky Week

Nature by Night: Dark Sky Week

Take a moment to gaze up, after sundown, in wonder. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 9:15 PM

Two Harbors Getaway: Shipwreck Weekend

Two Harbors Getaway: Shipwreck Weekend

Make for the island, revelers, for this yearly hullabaloo. Read »

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Ghosts and Gravitas: The Groveland Hotel

Ghosts and Gravitas: The Groveland Hotel

The just-outside-Yosemite inn has charm and stories to spare. Read »

Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 at 8:03 AM

Memorial Day Closing for Mammoth

Memorial Day Closing for Mammoth

Though the ski resort could even push past that date, says a mountain representative. Read »

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Now Open: Yosemite Tram Tours

Now Open: Yosemite Tram Tours

A glorious, view-laden warm-weather favorite is on again in the valley. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 9:31 PM

John Wayne's Boat: Birthday Cruise

John Wayne's Boat: Birthday Cruise

Step aboard the Wild Goose and enjoy the waves off Balboa Island. 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.