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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 »

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Made in Tahoe Fest: Local 'N Lively

Made in Tahoe Fest: Local 'N Lively

Want to soak in what makes the Big Lake so much itself? Head up over Memorial Day Weekend. Read »

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 9:35 PM

Sonoma County Farm Trails Barn Dance

Sonoma County Farm Trails Barn Dance

Stomp your boots and break into some barbecue, in Sebastopol. Read »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:36 AM
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Humboldt Offbeat: Grand Kinetic Championship

By land and by water, fanciful machines shall progress, over Memorial Day Weeken... See Full Gallery »

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 1:11 PM

Marini's in Santa Cruz: 100 Sweet Years

Marini's in Santa Cruz: 100 Sweet Years

1915-2015: It's the sweet centennial for a Beach Boardwalk classic. Read »

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:48 AM

"Phantom" Fun on Catalina Island

"Phantom" Fun on Catalina Island

Watch the 1925 classic in the gorgeous 1929 Avalon Casino Theatre. Read »

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Tenaya Lodge: Yosemite 125th Anniversary Package

Tenaya Lodge: Yosemite 125th Anniversary Package

Stay just south of the park, commune with nature, and journal about it. Read »

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 9:44 PM

Sequoia Shuttle: On the Road Again

Sequoia Shuttle: On the Road Again

Step out from behind the wheel and get a good look at all of those spectacular giants. 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.