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Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Run, Ponies, Run: A Del Mar Stayover Deal

Run, Ponies, Run: A Del Mar Stayover Deal

Haven't clip-clopped to Del Mar Thoroughbred Club yet? There's a stayover deal at Cape Rey in Carlsbad. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Chic: High-Heeled Shoe Exhibit

Fabulous footwear gets the museum treatment. See Full Gallery »

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 12:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winning Wheels: Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance

The gleamingest glamour cars stop and show along the coast. See Full Gallery »

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 at 10:39 AM

Joshua Tree for Pet People

Joshua Tree for Pet People

Traveling to the boulders with your beastie? Find a spot to bed down. Read »

Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 1:25 PM

Julian & Temecula: Grape Stomp Time

Julian & Temecula: Grape Stomp Time

Stretch those toes and limber up the heels; fall's juiciest happening is on the horizon. Read »

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 at 7:02 AM

Del Mar Tradition: Free Donuts Day

Del Mar Tradition: Free Donuts Day

It's one of the only places on the planet where pastries and ponies pair up. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Hay Wine Country! It's Nearly Scarecrow Time

Hay Wine Country! It's Nearly Scarecrow Time

The hay-happiest sign of fall makes a big showing around the Santa Ynez Valley. Read »

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Mono County's Excited for Fall Travel

Mono County's Excited for Fall Travel

Already planning your foliage trip? Better get cracking on reservations. Read »

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 1:20 PM

Julian + The Cosmos: Free Public Star Party

Julian + The Cosmos: Free Public Star Party

Peer deeper into the dark sky at a spot nestled high in the hills. Read »

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:25 PM

'Relax & Revive' at Omni La Costa

'Relax & Revive' at Omni La Costa

Life'll soon rev up again, but there's still time to savor summer, in Carlsbad. 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.