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Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:09 AM

Road Trip Time: Indian Wells Package

Road Trip Time: Indian Wells Package

Toodling into the desert resorts in your wagon or convertible? There's a stay-over package made for you. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:17 AM

Art + Heart: Paint the Parks!

Art + Heart: Paint the Parks!

Adore putting brush to canvas in some of California's most spectacular settings? You can help the park you love. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:16 AM

Dippable Delish: Castroville Artichoke Fest

Dippable Delish: Castroville Artichoke Fest

The center of artichoke-onia pays tribute to the tender/tough superstar. Read »

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Luscious Stuff: California Strawberry Festival

Luscious Stuff: California Strawberry Festival

Save us some strawberry nachos, please. Read »

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 3:45 AM

Quirky Cars: Nevada City Soapbox Derby

Quirky Cars: Nevada City Soapbox Derby

Lovingly built human-powered vehicles will phoosh through the small burg. Read »

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:10 AM

Summer Concert Series on Catalina Island

Summer Concert Series on Catalina Island

Descanso Beach Club is the balmy setting for live shows, cool beverages, Pacific waves. Read »

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Sun, Tunes, Vibes: Joshua Tree Music Festival

Sun, Tunes, Vibes: Joshua Tree Music Festival

The twice-a-year gathering returns in May. Read »

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Napa Valley: Do It For The Love Benefit

Napa Valley: Do It For The Love Benefit

Michael Franti headlines the fundraising concert/dinner event ahead of BottleRock Napa Valley. Read »

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:37 AM

Taffeta and Tails: Puppy Prom

Taffeta and Tails: Puppy Prom

A rescue center throws a sweet party for adopters and adoptees. Read »

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:20 PM

Joshua Tree Funky: Spin and Margie's

Joshua Tree Funky: Spin and Margie's

The colorful casitas sit right outside of the national park. 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.