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Surf, Savings: SoCal-Style Leap Year Deals

Surf, Savings: SoCal-Style Leap Year Deals

Palomar San Diego and Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach are feeling festive over Feb. 29. Read »

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 4:42 PM

Take a Polar Plunge at South Lake Tahoe

Take a Polar Plunge at South Lake Tahoe

Don your costume and raise funds for Special Olympics in Northern California & Nevada. Read »

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 9:19 AM

Sweet Sonoma Fireworks: You Can Help

Sweet Sonoma Fireworks: You Can Help

The summertime tradition is facing a shortfall, but fans can lend a hand. Read »

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 8:01 AM

Mojave Maxine Makes Her Spring Debut

Mojave Maxine Makes Her Spring Debut

The Living Desert's famous desert tortoise emerged for spring. Read »

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:57 AM

Carmel Delish: Relais & Châteaux GourmetFest

Carmel Delish: Relais & Châteaux GourmetFest

Savor four days of sumptuous chef-helmed happenings. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Suds Celebration: Beer Prom in Sacramento

Suds Celebration: Beer Prom in Sacramento

Sacramento Beer Week is on the way, bringing a bevy of social, sippable events. Read »

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 9:27 PM

Bodie Calendar Contest: Enter Your Photo

Bodie Calendar Contest: Enter Your Photo

Have you taken a stunning snap at the famous ghost town? Now's your chance to see it on a wall. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 9:07 PM

The Desert, a Sunset, and Big Balloons

The Desert, a Sunset, and Big Balloons

The wintertime, look-up lark is ready for take-off. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 1:54 PM

Beach Pursuits: A Hotel Del Package

Beach Pursuits: A Hotel Del Package

Two of your new year's resolutions might dovetail at the San Diego landmark. Read »

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 5:14 PM

LA Mid-City Getaway: The Orlando

LA Mid-City Getaway: The Orlando

The West Third Street boutique hotel has a dog-sweet package and walkability, too. 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.