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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Re-Debut: Ritz-Carlton at Rancho Mirage

Re-Debut: Ritz-Carlton at Rancho Mirage

An elegant desert getaway prepares for a splashy bow. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

90th Birthday: Cypress Inn Celebrates Doris Day

90th Birthday: Cypress Inn Celebrates Doris Day

The movie star's Carmel getaway fetes her big day in big ways. Read »

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

'Tis the Season for Subterranean Strolls

'Tis the Season for Subterranean Strolls

The Forestiere Underground Gardens and Sactown Underground make annual debuts. Read »

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 at 7:50 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Announced: D23 Disney Fan Expo

Announced: D23 Disney Fan Expo

The mega convention dances back into Anaheim in 2015. Read »

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 at 7:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Delish: Inland Empire Restaurant Week

Delish: Inland Empire Restaurant Week

The two-county-wide event spotlights a range of eateries. Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Exploring the Selfie Phenomenon

Exploring the Selfie Phenomenon

Not only is this city the selfie capital of California, but it was ranked fourth in the world as the most popular spot to take one. Read »

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Elevation Yum: Taste of Julian

High Elevation Yum: Taste of Julian

Want to know the quaint town's eats beyond apple pie? Head on up. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Getting the Message in Laguna Beach

Getting the Message in Laguna Beach

Organizers want to create the most positive event in the history of Orange County. Read »

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fallbrook Hearts the Alligator Pear

Fallbrook Hearts the Alligator Pear

Great guacamole! It's nearly time for the creamy celebration. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 7:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula Tradition: South Coast's Blessing of the Vines

Temecula Tradition: South Coast's Blessing of the Vines

Lift a glass of something sparkling to a sweet springtime favorite. 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.
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