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Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 at 1:21 PM

Insect Fair: Encinitas Abuzz

Insect Fair: Encinitas Abuzz

Bug buffs will fly for the San Diego Botanic Garden for one critter-tastic weekend. Read »

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Gold Rush Days: Old Sactown's Historical Bash

Gold Rush Days: Old Sactown's Historical Bash

The Labor Day Weekend celebration returns with costumed actors, special tours, and a lively look back at the area's glittery history. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 at 9:19 AM

Sunshine on Sale: Indian Wells Getaway

Sunshine on Sale: Indian Wells Getaway

Score a gratis third night at a poolful desert resort. Plus? There are other perks to enjoy, too. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 7:29 AM

Dance + Dine: Oxnard Salsa Festival

Dance + Dine: Oxnard Salsa Festival

Applaud amazing dancers, then go sample ten or twenty caliente condiments. Read »

Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gourmet Alley Peek

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gourmet Alley Peek

Snack spicily, from garlic bread to zesty fried garlic calamari. Read »

Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort: Aviara Wellness Academy

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort: Aviara Wellness Academy

Ever surfed with a chef before? That's on the get-out-and-enjoy menu at the Carlsbad property. Read »

Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 at 3:23 PM

LotusFest: Ganna Walska Gloriousness

LotusFest: Ganna Walska Gloriousness

The exquisite flowers are busy opening up ahead of the joyful July bud bash. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 5:53 PM

Tioga Pass to Open: Hello, Summer

Tioga Pass to Open: Hello, Summer

All of that prodigious snow has been cleared from the iconic Sierra route. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Now Open: Sculpture in the Garden

Now Open: Sculpture in the Garden

Spy colorful works throughout the San Diego Botanic Garden, through April 2018. Read »

Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 10:12 PM

Fiery Fun: California Hot Sauce Expo

Fiery Fun: California Hot Sauce Expo

Prepare yourself for the caliente cocktail competition and the Spicy Pizza of Doom. 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.