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Friday, May 24, 2019 at 5:28 PM

Subterr-ific: Crystal Cave Opens for Summer

Subterr-ific: Crystal Cave Opens for Summer

Venture to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and experience an underground wonder. Read »

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:24 PM

'Dark Arts' to Dazzle Wizarding World This Summer

'Dark Arts' to Dazzle Wizarding World This Summer

Is the hottest season a little too bright for you? Turn your broomstick in the direction of Universal Studios Hollywood for this spooky treat. Read »

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:42 PM

Mondavi Winery's Famous Summer Concerts Are Back

Mondavi Winery's Famous Summer Concerts Are Back

Great tunes, famous wines, and a sublime Napa Valley setting? Best purchase that ticket ASAP. Read »

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:23 AM

Monterey Moon Jelly Live Cam Now Afloat

Monterey Moon Jelly Live Cam Now Afloat

Watch peaceful jellies do their bewitching thing to a perfectly ethereal soundtrack. Read »

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:07 AM

Big Sur Forager Festival 2020 Dates Have Sprouted

Big Sur Forager Festival 2020 Dates Have Sprouted

If it is January in the gorgeous region, it is time to search for, and celebrate, fungi. Read »

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:37 AM

Hike Up a Mountain to See an Outdoor Play

Hike Up a Mountain to See an Outdoor Play

Head up to Mt. Tamalpais State Park for this historic, stage-cool tradition. Read »

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Lift Off at Temecula's Big Balloon Bash

Lift Off at Temecula's Big Balloon Bash

Ethereal envelopes will fly while, down on the ground, great vino'll fill glasses. Read »

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Charming 'Hideaway' to Make Santa Barbara Debut

Charming 'Hideaway' to Make Santa Barbara Debut

The nine-room inn, set for a reopening in June 2019, has oodles of Craftsman-y charm. Read »

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:54 PM

Shutterbugs, Enter the Joshua Tree Photo Contest

Shutterbugs, Enter the Joshua Tree Photo Contest

You might see your beautiful snap from "The Path Less Traveled" on the national park's 2020 annual pass. Read »

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4:11 PM

Stay in a Castle-Sweet Suite in Riverside

Stay in a Castle-Sweet Suite in Riverside

The Kensington Kelly suite, at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, is full of pomp and charm. 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.