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Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 at 9:50 PM

Cheese Festival Marketplace Tickets Now Available

Cheese Festival Marketplace Tickets Now Available

Gooey good times are coming up, over the first weekend of spring, in Santa Rosa. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 6:19 PM

Atascadero-Awesome Tamale Celebration Ahead

Atascadero-Awesome Tamale Celebration Ahead

Craving more masa-based goodies in your world? A flavorful festival is coming up in January. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018 at 4:57 PM

Savor Two Days of Santa Cruz Chowder Amazingness

Savor Two Days of Santa Cruz Chowder Amazingness

It's a creamy cook-off at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, hooray. Read »

Monday, Dec 24, 2018 at 7:42 AM

Æbleskiver-up, at Taste of Solvang

Æbleskiver-up, at Taste of Solvang

The mid-March snack-around in California's windmill-iest town is on its sugar-sprinkled way. Read »

Monday, Dec 24, 2018 at 7:15 AM

Sleep at Monterey Bay Aquarium, New Year's Revelers

Sleep at Monterey Bay Aquarium, New Year's Revelers

Welcome 2019 with special sips and a pajama dance party. Read »

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 at 10:24 PM

California's Crab-Cake-iest Showdown Is Nearly Here

California's Crab-Cake-iest Showdown Is Nearly Here

Find tangy, briny, deep-flavored discs at the Crab Cake Cook-off in Fort Bragg. Read »

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 7:16 PM

Find a 'First Day Hike' to Start the New Year

Find a 'First Day Hike' to Start the New Year

Look for dozens of hikes to pop up in some 50 state parks around the Golden State. Read »

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 7:18 PM

Cool: Tours Open at Crystal Ice Cave

Cool: Tours Open at Crystal Ice Cave

The wintertime adventure goes underground, at Lava Beds National Monument. Read »

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Yosemite Ski Fun Begins Super-Soon

Yosemite Ski Fun Begins Super-Soon

"California's original ski area" is ready for its snowy, season-sweet opening. Read »

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 5:32 PM

Spend an Enchanted Holiday at Omni La Costa

Spend an Enchanted Holiday at Omni La Costa

Cookie Cocktails and Sip, Save & Stay Holiday Package are part of the Christmassy Carlsbad fun. 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.