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Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 6:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian's Juicy: Apple Days Festival

Julian's Juicy: Apple Days Festival

Ready to pie it up, fruit fans? Read »

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Elevation Yum: Taste of Julian

High Elevation Yum: Taste of Julian

Want to know the quaint town's eats beyond apple pie? Head on up. Read »

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Oak Glen Apple Season Opens

Oak Glen Apple Season Opens

Pick apples, drink cider, and take part in a full bushel of fall to-dos. Read »

Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 104th, Julian Apple Days

Happy 104th, Julian Apple Days

The colorful town's most famous fruit gets its annual fall fete. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 8:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taste of Julian

Taste of Julian

Find the town's treats (beyond its famous apple pie). Read »

Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pie Time in Oak Glen

Pie Time in Oak Glen

It's one of SoCal's favorite fall getaways; the apples are tart, too. Read »

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian Apple Days

Julian Apple Days

A certain historic town's busiest, tangiest weekend is on approach. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Grist Mill Getaway

Grist Mill Getaway

There's an impressive grist mill reproduction in San Luis Obispo, and you can stay in it. Read »

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Apple Blossom Days at the Apple Farm

Apple Blossom Days at the Apple Farm

There's a garden-y festival on Saturday, April 2. Then more springtime to-dos throughout the month. Read »

Friday, Aug 13, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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By Gail Krussow

Take a Bite Into Apple Season

Take a Bite Into Apple Season

Julian California invites everyone to cruise the Back Country. 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.