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Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Sandtastic Fundraiser: Switchfoot Bro-Am

Sandtastic Fundraiser: Switchfoot Bro-Am

Tunes, surfboards, good vibes, and excellent causes are at the catch-a-wave heart of this fundraiser. Read »

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 8:17 AM

Desert Spa Twist: La Casa del Zorro's Cool Stones

Desert Spa Twist: La Casa del Zorro's Cool Stones

The Borrego Springs hotspot keeps it chill on warm summer days. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 2:10 PM

To Catalina Island, by Water Skis

To Catalina Island, by Water Skis

Call the annual race the most invigorating way to visit Avalon. Read »

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 1:49 PM

PAWmicon: Find a Superhero BFF in San Diego

PAWmicon: Find a Superhero BFF in San Diego

The capes are on the critters and adoption love is in the air. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 at 9:56 PM

Catalina Beach Parties: Descanso's Summer Scene

Catalina Beach Parties: Descanso's Summer Scene

Need some island sand? You can have it without hopping a plane. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 10:22 AM

Newport Dunes Fetes a "Groovy" Fourth of July

Newport Dunes Fetes a "Groovy" Fourth of July

The beachy play place gears up for the red, white, and blue holiday. Read »

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Julian's Jumping: Gold Rush Days + Fourth of July

Julian's Jumping: Gold Rush Days + Fourth of July

Two big weekends in a row roll out in the sweet mountain burg. Read »

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 9:50 AM

D23 Expo: Advance Ticket Sale Ending

D23 Expo: Advance Ticket Sale Ending

The castle-big Disney fan convention is coming up, in August. Read »

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Go Soon: Mariposa Grove Closing for Restoration

Go Soon: Mariposa Grove Closing for Restoration

The 24-month project will bring the Yosemite treasure back to a more natural state. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 9:28 PM

Silent DJ Parties Rev Up Hyatt Palm Springs

Silent DJ Parties Rev Up Hyatt Palm Springs

Don your headphones and enjoy a fresh spin on a thumping Saturday night bash. 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.