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Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Old Spanish Days Dance into Santa Barbara

Old Spanish Days Dance into Santa Barbara

The famous Fiesta fêtes dance, horses, food, and more for five lively days. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 4:28 PM

Fantastical Fall Figures to Charm in Cambria

Fantastical Fall Figures to Charm in Cambria

Scarecrows will return to dot the delightful village. Read »

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 2:09 PM

Stroll a 'Sonic Labyrinth' in Paso Robles

Stroll a 'Sonic Labyrinth' in Paso Robles

The new Sound Circle at Allegretto Vineyard Resort invites guests on a look-within journey. Read »

Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 at 9:28 AM

Eye Awesome Ocean 'Oddities' in La Jolla

Eye Awesome Ocean 'Oddities' in La Jolla

Aquatic critters that are electric, or tubular, or just plain "what the?" take the spotlight at Birch Aquarium. Read »

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 9:44 AM

Try a 'Taste of Silicon Valley' at Garden Court Hotel

Try a 'Taste of Silicon Valley' at Garden Court Hotel

Enjoy a bike rental, a house tour, and a local-minded novel to keep. Read »

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 5:32 PM

Admire the Tarantulas of Mount Diablo

Admire the Tarantulas of Mount Diablo

These "gentle giants" go on the roam for a mate as fall draws close. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Catalina's Whimsical 'Wizard of Oz' History

Catalina's Whimsical 'Wizard of Oz' History

Sounds for the classic film were recorded on the island; a screening is just ahead, in Avalon. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Travel Back Through Time at Friends of Bodie Day

Travel Back Through Time at Friends of Bodie Day

All sorts of yippee-ki-yay activities will flourish at the Mono County destination. Read »

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 2:26 PM

It's Christmas in July at The Oasis at Death Valley

It's Christmas in July at The Oasis at Death Valley

Reserve during a short July window for big fall and winter savings. Read »

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 at 11:12 AM

Oxnard Salsa Fest Fêtes Our Favorite Fiery Food

Oxnard Salsa Fest Fêtes Our Favorite Fiery Food

Plan for your food-delicious, sway-and-sashay day now. 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.