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Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 2:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

30+ Wineries: Temecula Valley CRUSH

30+ Wineries: Temecula Valley CRUSH

September's stem-holding-ist event raises its glasses to great local vinos. Read »

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Balloons, Wine, Food, Tunes: Temecula, It's Time

Balloons, Wine, Food, Tunes: Temecula, It's Time

Three days of top-notch vino and skyward sights are just ahead. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 7:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula Tradition: South Coast's Blessing of the Vines

Temecula Tradition: South Coast's Blessing of the Vines

Lift a glass of something sparkling to a sweet springtime favorite. Read »

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 4:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Siptacular: Temecula Valley's World of Wine

Siptacular: Temecula Valley's World of Wine

Take a first look at new spring releases throughout the region. Read »

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

South Coast's Festival of Wines

South Coast's Festival of Wines

The Temecula Valley vineyard has a week of tasteful/tasty goings-on. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Weekend and Wine: Temecula Harvest Celebration

Weekend and Wine: Temecula Harvest Celebration

Over 30 area wineries toast another sippable season. Read »

Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pumpkin Days Ahead: Big Horse Corn Maze

Pumpkin Days Ahead: Big Horse Corn Maze

The Temecula fall wonderland is growin' the corn high. Ready to get lost? Read »

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hello, September: Temecula SIP Passport

Hello, September: Temecula SIP Passport

California Wine Month arrives in a splashy, buck-saving way. Read »

Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: Temecula Valley Crush

Tickets on Sale: Temecula Valley Crush

The mid-September wine soiree alights at Callaway Vineyard & Winery. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lake Skinner Fest: Lightning in a Bottle

Lake Skinner Fest: Lightning in a Bottle

Yoga, art, food, tunes, and enlightenment merge in a mondo coming-together. 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.