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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 2:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vroom and a Room: La Quinta Cool Car Package

Vroom and a Room: La Quinta Cool Car Package

Take to the desert resort's surrounding roads in a dream machine. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Historic Holiday: La Quinta Easter

Historic Holiday: La Quinta Easter

An egg hunt on the flowery grounds is a springtime highlight at the desert favorite. Read »

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Quinta 'Q: King of the Smoker

La Quinta 'Q: King of the Smoker

Big money, big flavor, and the big desert? December's starting off delicious. Read »

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A "Wonderful" La Quinta Stay: Chestnuts & Capra

A "Wonderful" La Quinta Stay: Chestnuts & Capra

Take a sweet sojourn in the very hotel where a Christmas legend began. Read »

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Quinta Special: The 5 P.M. Sunday Check-Out

La Quinta Special: The 5 P.M. Sunday Check-Out

La Quinta Resort & Club has a summer special going, so sleep in. Read »

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Quinta Gains an Unusual Sand Sculpture

La Quinta Gains an Unusual Sand Sculpture

The Sandguys of the Travel Channel's "Sand Masters" will build a big big-horned sheep out of sand. Read »

Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Quinta Extends California Residents Deal

La Quinta Extends California Residents Deal

Looking for a desert getaway to stave off the chilly? Here it is. Read »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Barbecue Masters Gather at La Quinta

Barbecue Masters Gather at La Quinta

he best grillers around'll gather to go tongs-to-tongs over one hot weekend. Read »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

You, Dad, and 90 Holes of Golf

You, Dad, and 90 Holes of Golf

Does your pops like to swing the club? Make for La Quinta's famous courses and its many, many greens. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bubbly, Big Band, and the Desert

Bubbly, Big Band, and the Desert

John Tesh's Big Band will welcome 2012 at La Quinta Resort. 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.