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Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Lotusland: Flowery Gem to Re-Open

Lotusland: Flowery Gem to Re-Open

The storied Santa Barbara spread'll welcome visitors in mid-February. Read »

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Sequoia Splendor: A Dark Sky Celebration

Sequoia Splendor: A Dark Sky Celebration

Commune with far-off stars and the big trees at the very same time. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 4:25 PM

The Super Skunk: It's Back in May

The Super Skunk: It's Back in May

The beloved steam engine'll roll again out of Fort Bragg. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Catalina Express: Two-for-One Birthday Deal

Catalina Express: Two-for-One Birthday Deal

Savor a (birth)day out on an island with your best bud (for less). Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 1:24 PM

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Poster Contest

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Poster Contest

Can you capture the beautiful, bite-delivering bulb in all of its flavorful glory? Read »

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Catalina Island: Chihuly Exhibit to Open

Catalina Island: Chihuly Exhibit to Open

Eye works by the glass-wonderful artist at a multi-month exhibit. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Bodie Calendar Contest: Send in Your Top Pics

Bodie Calendar Contest: Send in Your Top Pics

Adore the ghost town? You might see your photography in the 2018 calendar. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Literary Lark: Riverside Dickens Festival

Literary Lark: Riverside Dickens Festival

Bustles, top hats, and other sartorial touches'll reign at the annual lit-and-more merriment. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Paw Walk at San Diego Botanic Garden

Paw Walk at San Diego Botanic Garden

What's your four-footed BFF doing on the Saturday after Valentine's? Read »

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Palm Springs Snazz: Cake & Cocktails

Palm Springs Snazz: Cake & Cocktails

Indulge with historian Charles Phoenix at the Monkey Tree Hotel. Read »

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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 NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.