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Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 7:36 AM

Swimming at Hearst Castle Isn't Just a Daydream

Swimming at Hearst Castle Isn't Just a Daydream

The landmarks' Neptune and Roman Pools will open on select 2019 nights to a limited number of Foundation At Hearst Castle members. Read »

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 5:46 PM

Warthog Babies Summon the Squees at Safari West

Warthog Babies Summon the Squees at Safari West

These tusk-less tiny tots are now romping at the Santa Rosa animal park. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 8:20 PM

SLO Down for 'Roll Out the Barrels'

SLO Down for 'Roll Out the Barrels'

The summer-starter of a Central Coast celebration will feature 30 wineries. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 8:40 PM

Fall Visits Summer at the Gravenstein Apple Fair

Fall Visits Summer at the Gravenstein Apple Fair

It's an August-sweet tradition 'round Sonoma County, with shades of autumn deliciousness. Read »

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 9:37 PM

Can-Can Your Way to the Santa Barbara French Festival

Can-Can Your Way to the Santa Barbara French Festival

Bastille Day weekend'll boast plenty of "ooh la la" in the American Riviera. Read »

Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 at 10:23 PM

Capybaras Are Back Cute-ing Up Santa Barbara Zoo

Capybaras Are Back Cute-ing Up Santa Barbara Zoo

Squeal: The "world's largest rodents" have returned to the animal park. Read »

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 6:12 PM

Winchester Mystery House Will Soon Become 'Unhinged'

Winchester Mystery House Will Soon Become 'Unhinged'

The "Immersive Horror Experience" debuts at the San Jose landmark in early September, for a two-month, select-night run. Read »

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 10:16 PM

Savor Summer's Start at 'Experience Alexander Valley'

Savor Summer's Start at 'Experience Alexander Valley'

Make ravioli, play bocce ball, and take wine-cool tours at this weekend-fun gathering. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 at 11:12 PM

Tunes Meet Tastes at the Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Fest

Tunes Meet Tastes at the Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Fest

Spend a spring-sweet afternoon in the Santa Ynez Valley town. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 2:40 PM

Amtrak BOGO Deal Opens (for a Brief Time)

Amtrak BOGO Deal Opens (for a Brief Time)

Ever wanted to share a train roomette or bedroom with a pal? Here's your chance (and your chance to save). Read »

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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 NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.