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Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 5:20 PM

Mission Inn's Festival of Lights: Book Early

Mission Inn's Festival of Lights: Book Early

The bulb-big Mission Inn event is just a few months out, so secure your stay-over soon. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 1:12 PM

Meet Forest 'Ghosts' on a Rare Redwoods Walk

Meet Forest 'Ghosts' on a Rare Redwoods Walk

Call upon Humboldt Redwoods State Park to learn more about albino redwoods. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 9:18 PM

Winchester Candle Tour: Glow Get Your Ticket Now

Winchester Candle Tour: Glow Get Your Ticket Now

You won't have to wait for October, or even autumn, for this eerie outing. Read »

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Volcan Valley's U-Pick Apple Season to Open

Volcan Valley's U-Pick Apple Season to Open

Mark the Friday after Labor Day for this delicious turn of apple-tastic events. Read »

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Make the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Fest's Winning Recipe

Make the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Fest's Winning Recipe

Will Simbol of New York created the prize-garnering Garlic Shrimp Lumpia. Read »

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 8:29 PM

Enjoy a Mid-Autumn Fest at The Langham Huntington

Enjoy a Mid-Autumn Fest at The Langham Huntington

Mooncakes will be part of the festivities, as well as dragon dancers and beautiful lanterns, too. Read »

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Oak Glen's Apple Season Is Ripe and Ready

Oak Glen's Apple Season Is Ripe and Ready

Labor Day Weekend is the traditional seasonal start time for several orchards and activities in the apple-rich region. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 2:59 PM

Free Queen Mary Passports for Military Members

Free Queen Mary Passports for Military Members

Active and retired military members and first responders may enjoy a passport to the historic ship, for free, through Labor Day. Read »

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Desert Resort to Unveil 100-Pound Doughnut

Desert Resort to Unveil 100-Pound Doughnut

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is creating the colossal treat in honor of a delicious anniversary. Read »

Monday, Aug 20, 2018 at 6:06 PM

Sharky Screen Time, from Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sharky Screen Time, from Monterey Bay Aquarium

Is the scalloped hammerhead your go-to gill-rocking superstar? There's wallpaper made for you. 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.