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Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:04 PM

Burbank Getaway: Studio-Close Safari Inn

Burbank Getaway: Studio-Close Safari Inn

The seen-on-screen motel is near Warner Bros., Universal Studios Hollywood. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 7:54 AM

Monterey Merry: Scottish Games & Festival

Monterey Merry: Scottish Games & Festival

Caber tossing, bagpipe tunes, and other kilt-cool to-dos await. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Catalina Express: 35th Anniversary Fun

Catalina Express: 35th Anniversary Fun

Prizes are part of the summery celebration. Read »

Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:11 PM

Dark Sky Wonder Among the Sequoias

Dark Sky Wonder Among the Sequoias

Look up and be awed at the Dark Sky Festival. Read »

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 7:32 AM

Palomar, Julian, and the Universe

Palomar, Julian, and the Universe

Astronomers and sky buffs gather in and around Julian. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 7:52 AM

Ventura's 'Ocean Air' County Fair

Ventura's 'Ocean Air' County Fair

The Pacific is nearby, and so is midway fun, and rodeo riding, and concerts... Read »

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 7:34 AM

Free Days: National Park Service's 100th Birthday

Free Days: National Park Service's 100th Birthday

The end-of-summer event happens a week ahead of Labor Day. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 9:51 PM

Thomas the Tank Engine Visits California

Thomas the Tank Engine Visits California

The iconic character has two Golden State stops ahead. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 9:53 PM

Yoga in the Neon Boneyard

Yoga in the Neon Boneyard

Need some unwind time in Las Vegas? Head for the big signs. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 3:46 PM

Palo Alto/Carmel: Luxe Road Trip Package

Palo Alto/Carmel: Luxe Road Trip Package

Drive a swanky set of wheels between two getaways on "The Ultimate California Road Trip." 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.