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Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Inn Town Campground: Reservations Open

Nevada City new: Pitch a tent or do a bit of glamping at a spread that's well-si... View gallery »

Monday, Mar 21, 2016 at 9:25 PM

Colony Palms: Carefree Summer Package

Colony Palms: Carefree Summer Package

Looking past the big springtime desert fests to a summer getaway? You're in luck. Read »

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 8:04 AM

30th Anniversary Deals at Indian Wells Resort

30th Anniversary Deals at Indian Wells Resort

The Hyatt Regency celebrates three decades with dining specials, more. Read »

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM

National Park Week: Free Entry

National Park Week: Free Entry

Enjoy a springtime stretch in some of our country's most beautiful wild places. Read »

Monday, Mar 21, 2016 at 12:41 PM

Future Ski: Cali4nia Pass to Go on Sale

Future Ski: Cali4nia Pass to Go on Sale

Dreaming of next year's slopes? Get in on an early deal. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 10:01 AM

New: Central Coast Cider Festival

New: Central Coast Cider Festival

Try a host of tawny elixirs in Atascadero in early May. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Flower Fields: 'An Early Bloom'

Flower Fields: 'An Early Bloom'

The ranunculus are lending loads of color to the Carlsbad attraction. Read »

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 9:21 AM

Next Month in Santa Barbara

Next Month in Santa Barbara

A spring weekend in the American Riviera just ahead? Here's your start place. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Room Peek: V Palm Springs

Room Peek: V Palm Springs

A fresh hotel readies its debut (just ahead of the big music parties). Read »

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 10:05 AM

A Blooming Special in Borrego Springs

A Blooming Special in Borrego Springs

See the stunning desert sights and find a stayover deal. 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.