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Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Modernism Week: Vintage Travel Trailers

Modernism Week: Vintage Travel Trailers

Dreamed of owning one yourself? Make for Palm Springs in February. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Getaway: "Forever Marilyn" Package

Palm Springs Getaway:

The 26-foot-tall sculpture is still in the desert, and a local hotel wants you to see it. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swingin' Holiday at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

Swingin' Holiday at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

Songs of the '60s -- hello, Elvis and Mr. Sinatra -- take on some Palm Springs flair. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Makes Prestigious List

Palm Springs Makes Prestigious List

The guidebook titan names Palm Springs one of the world's top 2014 destinations. Read »

Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tram, Boat, Train: Thanksgiving Dinner, on the Move

Tram, Boat, Train: Thanksgiving Dinner, on the Move

Chow down on yams, turkey, and stuffing, all with views and/or changing vistas. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Trick-or-Treating at The King's Casa

Trick-or-Treating at The King's Casa

Elvis Presley's desert Honeymoon Hideaway opens up for Halloween night. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tram Run: Sprinting Up a Mountain (Literally)

Tram Run: Sprinting Up a Mountain (Literally)

A run famous for extreme elevation change is set to hoof it up a portion of San Jacinto. Read »

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Cute: Family Crafting Weekend

Palm Springs Cute: Family Crafting Weekend

Kids and parents make accessories, bags, and art together at the Ace. Read »

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Retro Party: MOD Palm Springs Weekend

Retro Party: MOD Palm Springs Weekend

Retro tiki culture, fab cocktails, and SHAG'll be part of the swank soiree. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mega Marilyn Artwork Stays in Palm Springs a Bit Longer

Mega Marilyn Artwork Stays in Palm Springs a Bit Longer

The 26-foot-tall sculpture's run was extended; the time to see it is now. 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.