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Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 4:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

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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Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:39 PM

National Parks Free Entry: Veterans Day Weekend

National Parks Free Entry: Veterans Day Weekend

Find an historic site or monument related to military history, or visit a nearby park, over the second weekend in November. Read »

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:02 PM

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 »

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 1:50 PM

12,000 Pounds of Pumpkins: Mission Inn October

12,000 Pounds of Pumpkins: Mission Inn October

The Riverside landmark is known for its holiday lights, yes, but its pumpkin walk is adding fall charm. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 8:54 PM

Callaway Winery: North Bay Fires Relief Support

Callaway Winery: North Bay Fires Relief Support

The Temecula Valley vineyard is giving love and support to Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties. Read »

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:10 PM

Los Olivos: Day in the Country

Los Olivos: Day in the Country

Enjoy the pleasures of the wine country village on a sunny fall Saturday. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 6:10 PM

Celebrate the Craft at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Celebrate the Craft at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Savor a "California bounty" in an alfresco celebration near the lauded lodge. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Nevada City Tree Tour Map: Autumn Spectacular

Nevada City Tree Tour Map: Autumn Spectacular

Stroll through the Gold Country town and soak up the glorious sights. Read »

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 9:54 PM

La Casa del Camino: Unique Surf Rooms

La Casa del Camino: Unique Surf Rooms

Even if hanging ten isn't in your getaway plans, you can soak up some of the beach-close flavor at the swanky-funky hotel. Read »

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Desert X 2019: Lauded Exhibition to Return

Desert X 2019: Lauded Exhibition to Return

If you found yourself enchanted by the springtime installations dotting the Coachella Valley, be glad: More art is to come. 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.