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Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 8:17 AM

New: Sip of Julian

New: Sip of Julian

Become acquainted, via a self-guided tour, with several of the mountain town's winemakers. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Pup-Putt: Resort Welcomes Dogs on Golf Course

Pup-Putt: Resort Welcomes Dogs on Golf Course

Hounds and holes-in-ones unite, near Portola. Read »

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 6:41 AM

On Sale: Winchester House Fall Flashlight Tours

On Sale: Winchester House Fall Flashlight Tours

The said-to-be-haunted abode takes on the spooky veil of nighttime. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 1:10 PM

A Day at Oasis Camel Dairy

A Day at Oasis Camel Dairy

The Ramona-based ranch gives the love, and feeds watermelon, to its sweet dromedaries. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 9:35 PM

On the Horizon: Sunset Savor the Central Coast

On the Horizon: Sunset Savor the Central Coast

The start-of-fall party is full of chef demos, farm tours, and local wines. Read »

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 10:34 PM

Wine Tasting at the Winchester Mystery House

Wine Tasting at the Winchester Mystery House

It's a "spirited" thing to do at the spooky San Jose landmark. Read »

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

New: Wine Country Clean Air Express

New: Wine Country Clean Air Express

The new Saturday ride'll whisk day-trippers from Santa Barbara into the Santa Ynez Valley. Read »

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 9:01 AM

La Jolla in Flight: Falconry Lessons

La Jolla in Flight: Falconry Lessons

Don the glove and feel the power of these winged wonders (or just observe and admire). Read »

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 11:23 AM

Insects Are Cool: San Diego Botanic Garden's Abuzz

Insects Are Cool: San Diego Botanic Garden's Abuzz

Spy things that buzz, creep, scurry, and help our wider world, in Encinitas. Read »

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Early Summer Mornings Up San Jacinto

Early Summer Mornings Up San Jacinto

Like to get a fresh start and high elevations? You're in luck (if you're near Palm Springs on a Friday). 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.