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Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 9:45 PM

Borrego Days: A Desert Festival

Borrego Days: A Desert Festival

The weekend-long lark is on the sculpture-filled, ocotillo-pretty horizon. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Historic Honor for Mission Inn

Historic Honor for Mission Inn

The Riverside landmark has a fresh feather in its cap. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Firs & Foams: Lake Arrowhead Brewfest

Firs & Foams: Lake Arrowhead Brewfest

If you dig the mountain town's Oktoberfest, rev up the fun early, in mid-August. Read »

Monday, Aug 8, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Gold Rush Days

Gold Rush Days

Old Sacramento's yearly Labor Day Weekend whoop-di-doo covers history, entertainment, more. Read »

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 at 10:24 AM

Hotel Perk: Pajama Delivery

Hotel Perk: Pajama Delivery

So you forgot to pack your comfies? The Orlando Hotel and BedHead Pajamas can help. Read »

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 8:07 AM

New: Winchester Mystery House by Candlelight

New: Winchester Mystery House by Candlelight

Will the flicker add even more foreboding to the famous manse? Read »

Monday, Aug 8, 2016 at 9:06 PM

Laguna Lovely: Recycled Fashion Show

Laguna Lovely: Recycled Fashion Show

The Festival of Arts tradition spotlights togs made from "reclaimed, reused, or recycled materials." Read »

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 8:44 PM

Santa Barbara Tradition: Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara Tradition: Old Spanish Days

Dancing, shopping, and parades fill the five-day gathering. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Catalina Wine Mixer: Oh Yeah, It's Back

Catalina Wine Mixer: Oh Yeah, It's Back

It was made famous in the film "Step Brothers," but now it is a real thing, for real. Read »

Monday, Aug 1, 2016 at 9:44 AM

Modernism Week Fall Preview 2016

Modernism Week Fall Preview 2016

The stylish desert bash has tours, talks, more. 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.