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Cerca Calendar: August

Communities throughout Cerca country boast fairs and festivals filled with food, music and fun family activities during August.

Cerca country September attractions

From Burning Man to barbecues, Cerca country offers plenty of hot attractions during September. Monday through Sept. 5, Black Rock City: Burning Man. This annual event is partly an art festival and partly an experiment in temporary community, all...

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Summertime is the perfect time for a getaway in Cerca country. Through August 13, Cedar City, Utah: The Neil Simon Festival. This summer the plays are "Barefoot in the Park", "The Nerd" and "Rumors". Tuesday through Saturdays with matinee and...

CERCA: Some guests never leave old Tucson haunt

Being awakened by noisy fellow guests during a hotel stay is nothing new. But how about when those guests long ago checked out of this life? Dara Oseran is the manager of the historic -- and some say haunted -- Hotel Congress in Tucson, Ariz. "...

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As the weather really heats up, plan a summer getaway somewhere cool in Cerca Country. Tuesday through July 4, Prescott, Ariz.: 124th annual Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo. This year's theme is Spirit of the Frontiersman. Prescott's...

Cerca Travel Calendar

The action heats up during June in Cerca Country. Explore and enjoy nature, join in town celebrations and witness the "World's Oldest Rodeo." Monday and Tuesday, Tonopah: 41st Annual Jim Butler Days. The town's largest event features a parade,...

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May means beautiful weather in Cerca Country. Don't miss these events that will leave you having a good time while enjoying the weather. Wednesday-May 1, Laughlin: Laughlin River Run. More than 50,000 bikers descend on this Colorado River town each...

Deals appeal to Las Vegans visiting Laughlin

Sometimes you want to get away without having to spend a lot of time getting there. That was precisely the situation in which I found myself while planning a recent vacation. And that's why I chose to visit Laughlin, only about 98 miles south of Las...

Cerca Calendar

Spring is starting to bloom throughout Cerca Country. See if any of these events strike your fancy. Wednesday, Zion National Park, Utah: Wednesday Naturalist Walk. Learn about the physical and biological worlds of Zion with zoologist/ecologist Allen...

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March hares couldn't be much livelier than the doings in Cerca Country over the next month. See if our list has an event for you. Saturdays and Sundays through March, Big Bear Lake, Calif.: Snowshoe Tours. Learn about winter ecology and natural...

Getting to Newport Beach

Location: Newport Beach, Calif., about 279 miles southwest of Las Vegas. Directions: From Las Vegas, take Interstate 15 south for about 241 miles, merge onto California Route 91 south and drive about 17 miles. Merge onto California Route 55 south...