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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 1:12 PM

Spend a 'Day in the Country' in Los Olivos

Spend a 'Day in the Country' in Los Olivos

Leg it around the lovely wine country town, all while soaking up flavors, sights, and good vibes. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 9:21 PM

Board the Harvest Haunt Express, in Gold Country

Board the Harvest Haunt Express, in Gold Country

It's a seasonal chugga-chugga trip that's just a touch spooky, at Railtown 1897. Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:50 PM

Yosemite's Foodiest Celebration Sets the Table

Yosemite's Foodiest Celebration Sets the Table

Taste of Yosemite returns in November to tempt taste buds; cooking demos and a five-course dinner are part of the elegant event. Read »

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 7:49 AM

Savor Big Sur's Bite-Delish Celebration

Savor Big Sur's Bite-Delish Celebration

Dine around one of California's most glorious spots in early November, at Big Sur Food & Wine. Read »

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Enter Ye Olde Sacramento's Haunted Fort

Enter Ye Olde Sacramento's Haunted Fort

Call upon one of our state's most historic spots for a tale-filled twist on the eerie holiday. Read »

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 2:34 PM

'Meet the Makers' Art & Wine Walk in Carmel

'Meet the Makers' Art & Wine Walk in Carmel

Add 'em up: 16 artists, and a quintet of wineries, will unite to give participants one splendid Saturday. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 5:29 PM

A Haunting Hotel Oogie Boogie Display

A Haunting Hotel Oogie Boogie Display

There's no "Nightmare" to be found at the Disney's Grand Californian lobby. Or wait, there is, and it has a lot of pumpkin panache. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 5:38 PM

Pumpkin Mania Is Sprouting in Half Moon Bay

Pumpkin Mania Is Sprouting in Half Moon Bay

The Art & Pumpkin Festival celebrates squashy sweetness in all of its seedy splendor. Read »

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 5:07 PM

Nevada City's Colorfully Haunting October

Nevada City's Colorfully Haunting October

Eerie decorations and foliage-amazing trees add delight to the historic hamlet. Read »

Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 at 3:49 PM

Mega Pumpkins Rolling for Half Moon Bay

Mega Pumpkins Rolling for Half Moon Bay

The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is back with the colossal specimens of gourd-tastic growth. 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.