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Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 at 12:02 PM

Miramonte Resort: Summer "Stay Free" Deal

Miramonte Resort: Summer "Stay Free" Deal

Want a third night of desert unwinding? You could nab it, gratis, in Indian Wells. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 at 12:46 PM

Free Admission for Military: San Diego Botanic Garden

Free Admission for Military: San Diego Botanic Garden

The Blue Star Museums deal is on, and the Encinitas flower favorite is a participant. Read »

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:17 PM

La Casa del Zorro: Swimming, Stars, Summer

La Casa del Zorro: Swimming, Stars, Summer

Enjoy astronomy-cool nights and splashy days near the Anza-Borrego. Read »

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:58 AM

Julian Dance and Back Country BBQ

Julian Dance and Back Country BBQ

Summer gets going with a traditional hoedown, at Menghini Winery. Read »

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Paint the Night: New Disneyland Parade Debuts

Paint the Night: New Disneyland Parade Debuts

The fresh procession fetes the Magic Kingdom's Diamond Anniversary. Read »

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Myrtle Creek: Fairies + Princesses Rule

Myrtle Creek: Fairies + Princesses Rule

Build magical gardens and dress like royalty, in Fallbrook. Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:15 PM

New: Carter Estate Winery in Temecula

New: Carter Estate Winery in Temecula

Jim Carter's 119-acre spread made its middle-of-May debut. Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:04 AM

Swim Chess: Vegas Pool Ups the Game

Swim Chess: Vegas Pool Ups the Game

The summer scene ups its game at Delano Beach Club. Read »

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 1:46 PM

Vegas Legend: Golden Gate Shrimp Cocktail

Vegas Legend: Golden Gate Shrimp Cocktail

Saluting a tangy classic on National Shrimp Day. Read »

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 12:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Park Photos: "Share the Experience" Winners

The amateur shutterbug contest brought out some stunning snapshots See Full Gallery »

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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.