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Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Mammoth: Kids Ski Free Through Season

Mammoth: Kids Ski Free Through Season

The Sierra snow spot will stay open through the Fourth of July, and families with children ages 12 and under can save cash on a slopes-fun day. Read »

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:22 AM

San Diego Botanic Garden: Blue Star Opens

San Diego Botanic Garden: Blue Star Opens

The Encinitas nature spread is waiving admission for military families through Monday, Sept. 4. Read »

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Catalina Swanky: Avalon Ball

Catalina Swanky: Avalon Ball

Find your swing-hem gown or dance-ready suit and hop a boat to the fabled island. Read »

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Badwater Salton Sea: Mega Desert Event

Badwater Salton Sea: Mega Desert Event

Teams of runners'll cover 81 miles, from the low inland sea to Mount Palomar, over 28 intense hours. Read »

Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:48 PM

Cool Down Up High: Tram Summer Pass

Cool Down Up High: Tram Summer Pass

If toasty days have you dreaming of firs 'n fun, there's a place (and deal) for that. Read »

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:40 PM

Monterey Bay Breathless: Breaching Humpbacks

Monterey Bay Breathless: Breaching Humpbacks

The drone video, recorded in mid-April, captures the spectacular sight from above. Read »

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:39 PM

Phantom Evening: Silver City Ghost Town

Phantom Evening: Silver City Ghost Town

The atmospheric Kern County attraction seeks spirits on a springtime night. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 5:08 PM

Baby Time at Centennial Farm

Baby Time at Centennial Farm

Coo over piglets, lambs, and chicks, in Costa Mesa. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Dana Point Whale Watching: Mother's Day Fun

Dana Point Whale Watching: Mother's Day Fun

Spend the holiday out on the Pacific, looking for blowholes and flukes. Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Fishmas in Mono and Inyo Counties

Fishmas in Mono and Inyo Counties

A fresh Fishing Map will detail "top fishing destinations" around the water-fun area. Read »

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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 NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.