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Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Welcomes America's Cup

San Francisco Welcomes America's Cup

The City by the Bay is the scene of the next action-packed World Series regatta. Read »

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Cocktail Week

San Francisco Cocktail Week

The City by the Bay is famous for its frou-frou libations. Now, a multi-day festival fetes the best of the best. Read »

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden Gate Suite

Golden Gate Suite

Bridge buffs, your perfect hotel room has arrived. Read »

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 75th, Golden Gate Bridge

Happy 75th, Golden Gate Bridge

Love the legendary span? Make for the City by the Bay over Memorial Day Weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SF Beer Week

SF Beer Week

The City by the Bay is serious about its beverages. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lucky 22 for the Pier 39 Sea Lions

Lucky 22 for the Pier 39 Sea Lions

What would San Francisco's Pier 39 be without its famous bewhiskered barkers? Read »

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Science of Sipping

The Science of Sipping

The San Francisco Cocktail Week schedule has been announced. Here are the events that tempt. Read »

Friday, Jun 24, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

41st Annual San Francisco Pride

41st Annual San Francisco Pride

Join one of the country's largest and oldest pride celebrations at the Civic Center. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon 2011

WonderCon 2011

It's the big 25th anniversary for one of the country's biggest pop-culture-a-thons. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Three California Coffee Cities

Three California Coffee Cities

A trio of Golden State cities get the caffeinated Travel + Leisure love. 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.