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Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:18 AM

The Lavender of Ojai

The Lavender of Ojai

If the fragrant herb is your favorite scent, make for the art town. Read »

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 at 11:10 AM

Mammoth: Open Through Fourth of July

Mammoth: Open Through Fourth of July

Don't bid winter farewell just yet, lovers of snowy pursuits. Read »

Friday, Jun 3, 2016 at 12:05 PM

National Parks Centennial Bash

National Parks Centennial Bash

Want to say happy 100th to the service? Make for the tall trees. Read »

Friday, Jun 3, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Encinitas: A Garden Full of Fairies

Encinitas: A Garden Full of Fairies

Wings and whimsical things rule San Diego Botanic Garden. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Vegas Neon Museum: New Early Mornings

Vegas Neon Museum: New Early Mornings

The sparkly signs spot will have start-the-day tours for summertime. Read »

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 9:42 AM

World Ocean Day in Monterey

World Ocean Day in Monterey

Crafts and tunes are part of the ecosystem-honoring aquarium weekend. Read »

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:01 AM

Now Open: Crystal Cave

Now Open: Crystal Cave

The subterranean wonder is found in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Read »

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 8:24 AM

The Olives of Los Olivos

The Olives of Los Olivos

Spend the first Saturday in June at one of the prettiest towns in any wine country. Read »

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:02 PM

Roadshow Revival: The Hotel Package

Roadshow Revival: The Hotel Package

The mondo American roots music festival is set to strum in Ventura. Read »

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:09 PM

Mission Inn: Heroes' Welcome Package

Mission Inn: Heroes' Welcome Package

The historic Riverside Inn is honoring military members and first responders over Memorial Day Weekend. 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.