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Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 at 4:12 PM

Julian's Joyful Fourth of July

Julian's Joyful Fourth of July

The historic burg hosts is annual parade (with all the festive trimmings). Read »

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Laguna Beach Must: Festival of Arts

Laguna Beach Must: Festival of Arts

It's the 84th outing for the beach-close celebration of creativity, ideas, and beauty. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 10:10 PM

Happy 50th, Robert Mondavi Winery

Happy 50th, Robert Mondavi Winery

Celebrate with a day of entertainment, buggy rides, and legendary sips. Read »

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 3:52 PM

Fest Time: Music, Oysters, Avila Beach

Fest Time: Music, Oysters, Avila Beach

Slurp the salty delicacy while hanging near the Pacific. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 8:09 AM

Pony Party at L'Auberge Del Mar

Pony Party at L'Auberge Del Mar

Don your outlandish hat and make for a hotel bash near the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Read »

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:11 PM

Gilroy Delish: Garli-que BBQ Challenge

Gilroy Delish: Garli-que BBQ Challenge

Do you make a piquant barbecued chicken? Best get to the Garlic Festival and show your stuff. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at 8:39 AM

Champagne Dinner at the Mission Inn

Champagne Dinner at the Mission Inn

Enjoy a swanky sip while standing inside a California castle. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Flower Fantasy: LotusFest! 2016

Flower Fantasy: LotusFest! 2016

Journey to Santa Barbara for a lark at a landmark. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Surfing with the Chef in Carlsbad

Surfing with the Chef in Carlsbad

Hit the waves with Chef Pierre Albaladejo of Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Read »

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Palm Springs Tram: Military Days

Palm Springs Tram: Military Days

Members of the military receive free admission in July. 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.