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Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th (at His Palm Springs Casa)

Celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th (at His Palm Springs Casa)

Sip a cocktail poolside at the crooner's Twin Palms Estate. Read »

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 10:49 AM

New Year's Outdoors: California First Day Hikes

New Year's Outdoors: California First Day Hikes

The California State Parks support the get-out-and-be-in-nature tradition. Read »

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:07 PM

January Debut: "Frozen Fun" at Disneyland Resort

January Debut:

Olaf, Elsa, and Anna turn their sleds for Disney California Adventure. Read »

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Chowder Day: Bodega Bay's Heartiest Holiday

Chowder Day: Bodega Bay's Heartiest Holiday

Make life creamy on the final day in January. Read »

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Holiday Time, Over-the-Top: Madonna Inn

Holiday Time, Over-the-Top: Madonna Inn

Splashy Christmas meals, shopping haps, and an ice rink round out the SLO scene. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Vegas Yuletide: Sin City's Sparkliest Season

Vegas Yuletide: Sin City's Sparkliest Season

The Bellagio gardens and a life-sized chocolate Santa lend pizzazz. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Listen to "The Nutcracker" Among Redwoods

Listen to

Take a tree-close stroll and become immersed in the music. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Mountain Glow: New Year's Eve Torchlight Parades

Mountain Glow: New Year's Eve Torchlight Parades

Tahoe Donner and other ski spots'll honor the visual tradition. Read »

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Bodie After Sundown: 2015 Dates Announced

Bodie After Sundown: 2015 Dates Announced

The ghost town's currently under snow, but summery fun is on the horizon. Read »

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Rustic Seasonal: Carmel Valley Ranch Holiday

Rustic Seasonal: Carmel Valley Ranch Holiday

A Nutcracker tea, soap-making workshops, and Santa lend charm to the nature-close getaway. Read »

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Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals, warmer weather -- yes, there are reasons to head south.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visitng Shamu at Sea World.

BAY'S BEST

Culture, wine, boating, hiking, beachcombing, museums. You don't have to drive far to get away.