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Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 6:01 PM

Dapper Day: Fashionable Fall Fun at Disneyland

Dapper Day: Fashionable Fall Fun at Disneyland

Sashay through the world's most famous theme park as thousands gather in their vintage-y bests. Read »

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 5:12 PM

Family Fall Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden

Family Fall Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden

Hello, petting zoo: Visit with sweet beasties and paint a pumpkin at this family-nice to-do. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Polar Express at Railtown 1897: Tickets on Sale

Polar Express at Railtown 1897: Tickets on Sale

Hop aboard the historic train for a trip to the North Pole. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 1:27 PM
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Gorgeous Getaway: Ventana Big Sur Reopens

The Alila Resort's extensive and elegant refresh stayed true to its rustic, ocean-view'd setting.View gallery »

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Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 4:18 PM

Bodie Calendar Contest: Submit Your Snapshot

Bodie Calendar Contest: Submit Your Snapshot

A building, a wagon, the sky: The Mono County ghost town makes for some stunning visuals, the kind that might go in a calendar. Read »

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 6:55 AM

National Parks Free Entry: Veterans Day Weekend

National Parks Free Entry: Veterans Day Weekend

Find an historic site or monument related to military history, or visit a nearby park, over the second weekend in November. Read »

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:39 PM

Monarch Anticipation: Butterfly Beauty Ahead

Monarch Anticipation: Butterfly Beauty Ahead

If you're looking at late-October-ish for your first grove visit, you're in the right territory. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Yappy Halloween at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Yappy Halloween at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Cocktails and canine costumes are part of this give-back event. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 5:38 PM

Winchester Mystery House: Film Costume Display

Winchester Mystery House: Film Costume Display

The spooky movie is still to come, but you can see the outfits now at the San Jose attraction. Read »

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:38 PM

Fall Favorite: Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

Fall Favorite: Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

Join a Magical Mystery Tour, a Pinot Walkabout, and more foodie fun times. 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.