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Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Wine Country Mmm: Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

Wine Country Mmm: Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

Vino is a star, as are a number of foodie favorites around the grape-laden region. Read »

Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Desert Spring Show: Almost Flower Time

Desert Spring Show: Almost Flower Time

The moment has arrived to ponder your overnight arrangements. Read »

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Cali4nia Pass Free (After Four Lessons)

Cali4nia Pass Free (After Four Lessons)

Brush up on your slope-swift moves and score a way to ski more. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:14 PM

Huge Heart: Valentine's Week in Oceanside

Huge Heart: Valentine's Week in Oceanside

Whale watching, a bike ride, and that ginormous balloon love-up various happenings around the town. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Death Valley Valentine's: Romantic Getaway

Death Valley Valentine's: Romantic Getaway

February is gorgeous in the national park. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Main Street Electrical Parade: Disneyland Return

Main Street Electrical Parade: Disneyland Return

The nighttime spectacular is back in Anaheim (but only through the middle of June). Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:15 PM

Desert by Night: 'Park After Dark'

Desert by Night: 'Park After Dark'

Spy nocturnal critters at the every-so-often Living Desert to-do. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 7:38 AM

Worth the Trip: Wintertime in Joshua Tree National Park

Worth the Trip: Wintertime in Joshua Tree National Park

Southern California residents looking for a quick one-day - or weekend - getaway this winter should consider taking a trip out to this desert gem. Read »

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Ojai's Orange-Yummy Outings

Ojai's Orange-Yummy Outings

Tour Friend's Ranch and discover the scintillating world of citrus growing. Read »

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 9:25 PM

Hollywood Roosevelt: Awards Season Packages

Hollywood Roosevelt: Awards Season Packages

Attend an Oscar-viewing party in the very spot where the ceremony was first held. 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 NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.