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Seashore Sleepover at Kelp Forest Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California
Seashore Sleepover at Kelp Forest Exhibit/Monterey Bay Aquarium

Picture yourself spying on a herd of sleeping elephants or waking up next to giraffes enjoying breakfast. No, you’re not on an exotic safari, but you are spending the night at the zoo. From California to Connecticut, here are five zoos and aquariums where you can have a sleepover with lions, zebras... Read More

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AP Photo Pablo Martinez Monsivais By Jo Piazza for Yahoo! Travel Some of us travel for adventure, for culture, for the opportunity to meet new people. And some of us travel to see all of the adorable animals. Don’t get me wrong. I love the adventure, the culture and most of the people... Read More

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Pacific Islander Festival in San Diego - pifasandiego.com
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San Diego is part of the mainland, but in places, it can feel outright tropical thanks to the sailors and soldiers who brought a love of Polynesia back with them after World War II. While there’s no shortage of attractions in the kitschy, Americanized “tiki” style, there are plenty of places where... Read More

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Hotel Z

It’s not often that you can score a good rate at a brand-new hotel in a beach city, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Hotel Z, snug in San Diego’s hip Gaslamp Quarter. ... Read More

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Courtesy of Lisa Field / SanDiego.org

San Diego’s wide stretches of sandy beaches can be jam-packed with surfers, families, and sun worshippers — especially on summer weekends. Avoid the crowds at these three often overlooked beaches in San Diego, California. ... Read More

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San Diego has several go-to neighborhoods for food, drink, and fun: Little Italy, Old Town, Del Mar, and La Jolla, to name a few. But, if you want to experience San Diego like a local, add these five neighborhoods to your itinerary. ... Read More

san diego breakfast spots
Lorin Gaudin

Cliché though it may be, breakfast is the best way to kick off the day. And in San Diego — where the scent of eucalyptus, salt, and sea are hunger inducing — the options are plentiful. Here, you can savor a morning meal that can be both traditional and unique, incorporating local ingredients... Read More

best views from airplane window

By Nick Aster for Yahoo! Travel Who doesn’t love a picturesque landing? (Photo: Thinkstock) If you’re a window seat fan, you’re probably especially fond of checking out the views upon landing. The slow descent provides a fabulous vantage point to check out your destination. Some landings, especially at airports far out in... Read More

Chihuly Garden and Glass Seattle museum month
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It’s not uncommon to pay between $20 and $25 for a museum entrance fee. And for travelers already plunking down cash for a hotel, restaurants, and attractions, the cost adds up quickly. Fortunately, we’ve been noticing a trend of month-long promotions in certain cities. From Seattle to Miami, here... Read More

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America’s 5 Best Detox Spa Resorts
Mi Amo

When your energy has been depleted by stress, seek out a healthy way to decompress in the comfort of a destination spa resort. Spa treatments, fitness classes, and health coaching can revive your spirits and reclaim your energy — and many of these activities are included in the cost. So... Read More

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What Does Your State's Name Really Mean? This Atlas Tells You

By Greg Keraghosian for Yahoo! Travel Images courtesy: Atlas of True Names Fans of Ron Burgundy and Anchorman can rejoice at the knowledge of what San Diego’s name really means: St. Heelholder. That is, according to the Atlas of True Names, created by cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust. Part science and part... Read More

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We love lacing up our skates in the winter — it’s a great way to stay active and warm up even as the temps drop below freezing. Even more, we love doing so at rinks with great views, whether it’s mountain vistas, starry skies by the beach, or historical... Read More

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Are you attracted to cities like a siren? Whether you love popping in and out of museums in the nation’s capitol or romping along neon-studded Las Vegas Boulevard, cities across the U.S. are offering plenty of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this year. You’ll find discounts as steep as... Read More

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Last month, Hilton Worldwide announced its latest foray into the lifestyle category with Canopy by Hilton, a new concept from the international hotel behemoth that will localize the guest experience. Poised to open its first set of doors in 2015, we spoke with Gary Steffen, the brand’s global head... Read More

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National wildlife refuges — protected lands managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service — offer many of the same recreational opportunities as national parks at a fraction of the cost. Some are even free, unless you plan to hunt, fish, or camp. We love these (mostly) gratis activities... Read More