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Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 9:49 PM

Chocolate Decadence and Pechanga Wine Festival

Chocolate Decadence and Pechanga Wine Festival

February isn't over, and there is still sweetness (and sipping) to be had. Read »

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Re-Opening April 1: The Wawona

Re-Opening April 1: The Wawona

The Mariposa Grove-close landmark says hello to warmer weather. Read »

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 3:10 PM

40th Anniversary: OC's Famous Avila's El Ranchito

40th Anniversary: OC's Famous Avila's El Ranchito

One of the OC's classic Mexican favorites celebrates in April with throwback dishes and deals. Read »

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Santa Barbara's Lotusland

Santa Barbara's Lotusland

The lush grounds debut with special events, plenty of blooms. Read »

Monday, Feb 16, 2015 at 12:06 PM

Cinematic Sartorial: Movie Costumes on Display in LA

Cinematic Sartorial: Movie Costumes on Display in LA

Admire the seams, buttons, and frills of over 100 outfits from recent films. Read »

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Winter Wonderlands Found: National Park Foundation Guide

Winter Wonderlands Found: National Park Foundation Guide

Need some snow in a spectacular setting? Get pretty picks. Read »

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 at 5:25 PM

Festival of Whales: Dana Point's Blowhole-Big Bash

Festival of Whales: Dana Point's Blowhole-Big Bash

Parades, water excursions, and mammal-nice doings are on the March schedule. Read »

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 1:04 PM

First of the County Fairs: Riverside Opens

First of the County Fairs: Riverside Opens

Date-loving diners, your festival is here. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:35 PM

Vegas Big: Valentine's Speed-Date Record

Vegas Big: Valentine's Speed-Date Record

Sin City goes for the big numbers on February 14. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 2:22 PM

Spring Prognosticator: Meet Mojave Maxine

Spring Prognosticator: Meet Mojave Maxine

All eyes are on the burrow of The Living Desert tortoise. 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.