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Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 8:12 PM

Cinema Santa Barbara: Film Fest on Approach

Cinema Santa Barbara: Film Fest on Approach

It's the 31st year of this mondo movie happening. Read »

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Woofers in Wine Country: Greyhound Fest

Woofers in Wine Country: Greyhound Fest

The jubilant meet-and-woof has frolicked for a dozen years. Read »

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 7:44 AM

Vegas Splendor: Chinese New Year

Vegas Splendor: Chinese New Year

A Strip-close dragon is lending a festive feel to The Forum Shops. Read »

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Rainy Days at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Rainy Days at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Sip a Dark & Stormy at the historic inn while weathering the weather. Read »

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 11:53 AM

Surprise Flower Show: Death Valley Bloom

Surprise Flower Show: Death Valley Bloom

The annual buds are making a promising January debut. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM

June Lake Fun: Double Eagle Resort and Spa

June Lake Fun: Double Eagle Resort and Spa

Snow's on Carson Peak -- and in a lot of other places, too. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 6:45 AM

Bearpaw: It's Summer Booking Time

Bearpaw: It's Summer Booking Time

It's snowy now, but warm-weather spots'll fill up at the remote and spectacular camp. Read »

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 5:53 PM

Delish Decade: Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Delish Decade: Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Some sun, some supping, some saving, repeat. Read »

Saturday, Jan 9, 2016 at 7:48 AM

Alpine Adventure: Take a Hawk Walk

Alpine Adventure: Take a Hawk Walk

Make for the mountains near San Diego and learn about falconry. Read »

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Napa Music Fest: BottleRock Line-Up

Napa Music Fest: BottleRock Line-Up

Fill up your Memorial Day Weekend with shows from Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers... 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.