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Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 at 6:08 AM

Desert Flower Fans, It's Almost Time

Desert Flower Fans, It's Almost Time

Love your globemallow, your paintbrush, your ocotillo blossoms? Discover where the petals are popping. Read »

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 8:49 PM

Experience Rainforest Wow, with Roaring Camp Railroads

Experience Rainforest Wow, with Roaring Camp Railroads

The wintertime weekend excursions take riders into a treeful wonderland. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:14 PM

BottleRock Napa Valley Culinary Line-up Revealed

BottleRock Napa Valley Culinary Line-up Revealed

the girl and the fig, Yak & Yeti, and Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc and La Calenda will both have a flavorful presence at the three-day music festival. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Desert X to Again Dazzle Art Lovers

Desert X to Again Dazzle Art Lovers

Surprising art installations, placed in arid and spectacular settings around the Coachella Valley, are a focus of this biennial spectacular. Read »

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 3:05 PM

Give a Howl for Great Wolf Lodge Eclipse Fun

Give a Howl for Great Wolf Lodge Eclipse Fun

The Southern California outpost of this family favorite will celebrate the lunar eclipse. Read »

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 8:42 AM

Orchid Fair Soon to Bloom in Santa Barbara

Orchid Fair Soon to Bloom in Santa Barbara

Spend mid-March in the American Riviera while admiring "... over 25,000 species of uniquely captivating blooms." Read »

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 9:27 PM

Le Bon Temps Rule Nevada City's Mardi Gras

Le Bon Temps Rule Nevada City's Mardi Gras

The Sierra foothills town will again toss the beads and bask in the celebratory spirit of the holiday. Read »

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Go Adventuring, by Snowshoe, Around North Lake Tahoe

Go Adventuring, by Snowshoe, Around North Lake Tahoe

Head out to marvel at the upcoming lunar eclipse or bask in a sunshine-laden snowshoe trek. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 9:54 PM

Winter WINEland Shines in Northern Sonoma County

Winter WINEland Shines in Northern Sonoma County

The vintage-packed weekend has been around for more than a quarter century. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 4:37 PM

Weather Fans, Join Brewery Gulch Inn's Stormchasers Club

Weather Fans, Join Brewery Gulch Inn's Stormchasers Club

Dig a dramatic coastal storm? A Mendocino County destination wants you to experience one. 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.