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Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tart Times: Old World Village's Plum Fest

Tart Times: Old World Village's Plum Fest

Oktoberfest isn't quite here, but this sour-sweet soiree should tide you over. Read »

Saturday, Sep 8, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old World Village Oktoberfest

Old World Village Oktoberfest

One of SoCal's biggest oompah-pah-pahs lines up the steins. Read »

Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old World Chocolate Festival

Old World Chocolate Festival

It's not Oktoberfest but Valentineoberfest. You get where we're going with that. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yep. It's Oktoberfest Time.

Yep. It's Oktoberfest Time.

Old World Village's annual raise-a-stein party prepares for its big opening. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Oktoberfest-Adjacent Dachshund Races

Oktoberfest-Adjacent Dachshund Races

Get the woof-woof on the Huntington Beach barker rallies. 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.