Worth the Trip
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Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Ghosts and Gravitas: The Groveland Hotel

Ghosts and Gravitas: The Groveland Hotel

The just-outside-Yosemite inn has charm and stories to spare. Read »

Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 at 8:03 AM

Memorial Day Closing for Mammoth

Memorial Day Closing for Mammoth

Though the ski resort could even push past that date, says a mountain representative. Read »

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Now Open: Yosemite Tram Tours

Now Open: Yosemite Tram Tours

A glorious, view-laden warm-weather favorite is on again in the valley. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 9:31 PM

John Wayne's Boat: Birthday Cruise

John Wayne's Boat: Birthday Cruise

Step aboard the Wild Goose and enjoy the waves off Balboa Island. Read »

Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 at 10:29 AM

Gush-Worthy: Whiskeytown Waterfalls

Gush-Worthy: Whiskeytown Waterfalls

Take a hike and get better acquainted with these glorious gushers. Read »

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 7:36 PM

Just Ahead: Ninjago World at LEGOLAND

Just Ahead: Ninjago World at LEGOLAND

Building stations, games, and an awesome ride are centerpieces of the new experience. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 9:03 PM

Masai Giraffe Born in Santa Barbara

Masai Giraffe Born in Santa Barbara

Mom Audrey gave birth on the Saturday before Easter. Read »

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 8:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wildlife Waystation: Easter Enrichment

The Sylmar animal sanctuary treats its beasties to fun toys and snacks. View gallery »

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 9:15 PM

Inflatable Adventure at Newport Dunes

Inflatable Adventure at Newport Dunes

The warm-weather, water-fun playground debuts on Memorial Day Weekend. Read »

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 9:20 PM

Fab Autos: La Jolla Concours d'Elegance

Fab Autos: La Jolla Concours d'Elegance

Some of the finest vehicles around will park in the seaside town for a look-and-dream weekend. 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.