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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 »

Monday, Feb 9, 2015 at 7:17 AM

Valentine's Day Among Our National Treasures

Valentine's Day Among Our National Treasures

The Day of Hearts happens during the Weekend of Free Admission. Read »

Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 at 6:58 AM

Tours Open at Friend's Ranches

Tours Open at Friend's Ranches

Mid-winter is the start of citrus time in the Golden State. Read »

Monday, Feb 9, 2015 at 7:15 AM

Pre-Sale Passports: Temecula Valley's World of Wine

Pre-Sale Passports: Temecula Valley's World of Wine

The it's-almost-spring soiree is "the first regional tasting event of the year." Read »

Monday, Feb 9, 2015 at 3:36 PM

Taste of Solvang: The Whole Shebang Ticket

Taste of Solvang: The Whole Shebang Ticket

Can't stand the thought of not trying everything at the March food gathering? This is for you. Read »

Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Las Vegas Lavish: Lunar New Year

Las Vegas Lavish: Lunar New Year

Lavish displays fete the Year of the Sheep. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Birding Trip to Anacapa Island

Birding Trip to Anacapa Island

Go in search of Blue-footed Boobies and American Oystercatchers, with Island Packers. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 9:24 PM

Sunny Supping: Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert

Sunny Supping: Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert

Cat Cora, Gale Gand, and a host of famed foodies will be at the spring celebration. Read »

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 at 7:27 PM

Disneyland at 60: The Magic Kingdom Celebrates

Disneyland at 60: The Magic Kingdom Celebrates

A sparkly Diamond Celebration kicks off in late May. Read »

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 12:53 PM

On the Farm: Yuma Lettuce Days

On the Farm: Yuma Lettuce Days

A new location for the fest takes fans straight to the leafy source. 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.