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Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:06 PM

Mountain Twinkle: Country Christmas in Julian

Mountain Twinkle: Country Christmas in Julian

Watch the living tree sparkle on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 5:58 PM

Death Valley Encampment: Travel Back with the '49ers

Death Valley Encampment: Travel Back with the '49ers

Journey back, through the decades, to the Gold Rush era, complete with music, stories, and costumes. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM

A Very Solvang Halloween

A Very Solvang Halloween

Will you discover "The Curse of Skull Mountain" at the Solvang Festival Theater? Read »

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 10:09 PM

Indio Tamale Festival: Delicious December

Indio Tamale Festival: Delicious December

Spend the first weekend of the last month devouring corn-tastic delights galore. Read »

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Mable's 6 Feet Under: Unique OC Haunt

Mable's 6 Feet Under: Unique OC Haunt

Think you know your haunted houses? Well, you surely do, but this Anaheim must-see takes a delightfully different tact. Read »

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 »

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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.