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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:13 PM

And the San Diego Zoo Baby Hippo Is...

And the San Diego Zoo Baby Hippo Is...

Keepers made the big reveal about the zoo's new swimming star. Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:04 AM

Swim Chess: Vegas Pool Ups the Game

Swim Chess: Vegas Pool Ups the Game

The summer scene ups its game at Delano Beach Club. Read »

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:43 AM

Old-School Road Trip: The Mystery Spot

Old-School Road Trip: The Mystery Spot

Lean sideways -- further, further -- just outside of Santa Cruz. Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Olives in Los Olivos (and Great Jazz, Too)

Olives in Los Olivos (and Great Jazz, Too)

The Santa Ynez Valley hamlet honors its glistening namesake. Read »

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Redwood Mountain Faire: Tunes, Crafts, Nature

Redwood Mountain Faire: Tunes, Crafts, Nature

Homespun-a-tude rules, and hot tunes, too, at Roaring Camp. Read »

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:20 PM
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Bernardus Lodge & Spa Completes Renovation

The Carmel Valley property unveiled its fresh updates in April. See Full Gallery »

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:02 PM

"Peter Pan" Alights at The Mountain Play

"Peter Pan" Alights at The Mountain Play

Hike through trees to enjoy a musical that's well-matched with the bucolic setting. Read »

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 12:24 PM

Final "Sunset" Celebration Weekend in Menlo Park

Final "Sunset" Celebration Weekend in Menlo Park

The fabled "Magazine of the West" is moving, but not before one last fan festivity in its longtime digs. Read »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Lodi Lark: The Vintner's Regatta

Lodi Lark: The Vintner's Regatta

Winemakers race barrels across Lodi Lake during Zinfest. Read »

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:42 PM

Pavement Palette: Santa Barbara's I Madonnari

Pavement Palette: Santa Barbara's I Madonnari

Look down, and sigh, at art-nice springtime delights. 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.