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Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM

It's a Subterranean Centennial for Crystal Cave

It's a Subterranean Centennial for Crystal Cave

Ready to stalactite-up your summer? Explore this Sequoia National Park gem. Read »

Monday, Mar 12, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Hop on a Free Train Ride at Railtown 1897

Hop on a Free Train Ride at Railtown 1897

Take to the rails over the opening April weekend of the excursion train rides. Read »

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at 9:15 AM

The Easter Bunny Is a Hare Early at Irvine Park Railroad

The Easter Bunny Is a Hare Early at Irvine Park Railroad

The happy holiday hare'll be at the family attraction beginning on March 10, 2018. Read »

Sunday, Mar 11, 2018 at 8:28 AM

Mermaid Month Makes a Splash at Ventura Harbor

Mermaid Month Makes a Splash at Ventura Harbor

Don your favorite tail and find merchandise and eats themed to the sea-based superstars. Read »

Monday, Mar 12, 2018 at 1:36 PM

Summon Magical Meals at Disney Food & Wine Festival

Summon Magical Meals at Disney Food & Wine Festival

Enjoy pineapple mimosas, Mexican chocolate custard, and a black garlic soy-braised pork belly banh mi at the multi-week foodie to-do. Read »

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 7:46 AM

Spring Planting Jubilee at San Diego Botanic Garden

Spring Planting Jubilee at San Diego Botanic Garden

Head to Encinitas for a joyful jumpstart on herb-ing (and tomato-ing) up your yard. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 at 6:17 PM

An Escape Room Visits the Gold Rush

An Escape Room Visits the Gold Rush

The limited-time escape room experience in Old Sacramento challenges players to figure out a number of time-dependent puzzles. Read »

Monday, Mar 5, 2018 at 2:50 PM

So Very Soon: Yosemite's Housekeeping Camp Opens in April

So Very Soon: Yosemite's Housekeeping Camp Opens in April

The classic national park experience debuts in mid-April 2018. Read »

Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Amazing Feats: Free Busker Festival in San Diego

Amazing Feats: Free Busker Festival in San Diego

Unicycles, jugglers, and aerialists will delight and amuse at Seaport Village. Read »

Friday, Mar 2, 2018 at 3:49 PM

Pastries Plentiful: Taste of Solvang

Pastries Plentiful: Taste of Solvang

Savory and hearty fare also are part of the annual foodie bash, too. 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.