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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SLO Summer Party: Roll Out the Barrels

SLO Summer Party: Roll Out the Barrels

Wine and summer-style good-time-having is in the forecast. Read »

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hue-Filled Holidays at the Madonna Inn

Hue-Filled Holidays at the Madonna Inn

Could you stay in a very red room, then a very green room? You could. Read »

Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine, Behind the Scenes: SLO Rockin' Harvest

Wine, Behind the Scenes: SLO Rockin' Harvest

A San Luis Obispo party gives oenophiles a "backstage pass." Read »

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Savoring the Central Coast (and Then Some)

Savoring the Central Coast (and Then Some)

Want to visit the Sunset-yummy weekend? There are tickets left. Read »

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Most Famous Restroom

California's Most Famous Restroom

We don't even need to tell you where it is, right? Hint: Think SLO. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sunset's Savor the Central Coast

Sunset's Savor the Central Coast

Beautiful Santa Margarita Ranch is the setting for the Sunset sup fest. 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 »

Monday, Jan 2, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Obispo 2012

A Very Obispo 2012

Things are about to get very SLO come the new year. 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 »

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

Biking into SLO Made Easier

Biking into SLO Made Easier

A new bike path near the Madonna Inn makes a SLO visit simpler. 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.