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Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

TripAdvisor Readers Love the Grand Del Mar

TripAdvisor Readers Love the Grand Del Mar

The hotel nabbed the top spot in the Travelers' Choice awards. Read »

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Largest InstaMeet: Del Mar Racetrack Goes for Instagram Record

World's Largest InstaMeet: Del Mar Racetrack Goes for Instagram Record

Guinness will be on the grounds as Instagram users gather. Read »

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dogs Will Surf (and Help Other Dogs in Need)

Dogs Will Surf (and Help Other Dogs in Need)

The annual Del Mar party raise money for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Read »

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Beautiful Birds of Free Flight

The Beautiful Birds of Free Flight

Parrots and Cockatoos and other fine feathers call the Del Mar sanctuary home Read »

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pugs Run Amuck in Del Mar

Pugs Run Amuck in Del Mar

At 22, the Pug Party in Del Mar is venerable. Not to mention dang cute. Read »

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Inspiration Now: Healthy Living Festival

Inspiration Now: Healthy Living Festival

Is this the spring you make changes? Head to Del Mar for a jumpstart. Read »

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Small Wineries Tasting in Del Mar

Small Wineries Tasting in Del Mar

Call these vineyards boutique or call them special, just make for Del Mar. Read »

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Del Mar Summer Concerts

Del Mar Summer Concerts

After the clip-clops subside, the guitars and drums start up. Read »

Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bikes and Snowcones in Santa Monica

Bikes and Snowcones in Santa Monica

A Santa Monica hotel offers ElliptiGO bikes to guests. Also new? Fancy snowcones on the menu. Read »

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Grand Del Mar's Day at the Races Deal

The Grand Del Mar's Day at the Races Deal

The swank resort has a sweet deal for pony fans. 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.
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