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Monday, Oct 31, 2016 at 7:14 AM

Redwoods Eek: Meet the Monster Tree

Redwoods Eek: Meet the Monster Tree

Do you spy a certain Mr. Vader within this famous trees nooks and crannies? Read »

Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 at 7:20 AM

Coastal Cuisine: Big Sur Food & Wine Fest

Coastal Cuisine: Big Sur Food & Wine Fest

A picnic, a hike, and noshing with views await along Highway 1. Read »

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 at 10:25 PM

Gingerbread Joy at Resort at Squaw Creek

Gingerbread Joy at Resort at Squaw Creek

The Olympic Valley destination will transform into a mini-wonderland of cookie-based beauty. Read »

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 at 6:12 PM

Halloween + Wine: Temecula To-Dos

Halloween + Wine: Temecula To-Dos

A number of wineries are hosting events ahead of the eerie holiday. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Little River Inn: Mushroom Mania Package

Little River Inn: Mushroom Mania Package

Make for this quaint stop on your meaty (but meatless) Mendo getaway. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 9:35 PM

Ventura Farm Day: Visit 20+ Farms

Ventura Farm Day: Visit 20+ Farms

"(E)xperience a day of agricultural learning firsthand" at this free happening. Read »

Monday, Oct 24, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Cinema Splashy: Napa Valley Film Festival

Cinema Splashy: Napa Valley Film Festival

"20th Century Women," "Miss Sloane," and other awards-buzzy fare is on the starry bill. Read »

Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 11:26 AM

The 'Friendly Ghost' of the National Hotel

The 'Friendly Ghost' of the National Hotel

Saddle up for Gold Country and, just maybe, have a chance meeting with Flo. Read »

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at 9:58 PM

Mammoth Opening: $50 Lift Ticket

Mammoth Opening: $50 Lift Ticket

Will you be on the big mountain on Nov. 10? Read »

Monday, Oct 31, 2016 at 7:14 AM

Opening Soon: Holidays at Disneyland Resort

Opening Soon: Holidays at Disneyland Resort

A fresh World of Color presentation is one of the ornaments on the big treat-filled tree. 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.