Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Bird Love: Vulture Day

Santa Barbara Bird Love: Vulture Day

One of the classic birds of autumn fiction gets its moment in the sun. Read »

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 6:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wolf Awareness Week at the California Wolf Center

Wolf Awareness Week at the California Wolf Center

The Julian-close sanctuary throws a fundraiser for its beautiful denizens. Read »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sunset Soiree: Savor the Central Coast

Sunset Soiree: Savor the Central Coast

Adventure tours and special dinners festoon the foodie-famous to-do. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Harvest, Humor, and Julian Wine: Grape Stomp

Harvest, Humor, and Julian Wine: Grape Stomp

Roll up those pants legs and limber up those toes, oenophiles. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Last-Minute Labor Day: San Francisco Deal

Last-Minute Labor Day: San Francisco Deal

Land at a Joie de Vivre property and save 20%. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fashion Up, Theme Parkers: Disneyland Dapper Day

Fashion Up, Theme Parkers: Disneyland Dapper Day

Swells in boaters, scarves, and stockings get gussy at biannual event. Read »

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hounds Hit the H20: Surf Dog

Hounds Hit the H20: Surf Dog

The surf-a-thon hangs twenty in Del Mar, to help pups in need. Read »

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 2:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

30+ Wineries: Temecula Valley CRUSH

30+ Wineries: Temecula Valley CRUSH

September's stem-holding-ist event raises its glasses to great local vinos. Read »

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 98th, National Park Service

Happy 98th, National Park Service

The venerable system marks the occasion by waiving admission at dozens of parks. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Pedro Weekend: Tall Ships and Giant Ducks

San Pedro Weekend: Tall Ships and Giant Ducks

The world's largest rubber duck calls upon mast-filled spectacular. 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.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

Attractions, eateries and secret spots that we won't tell the tourists about.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals -- yes, there are reasons to drive north.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LOAD THE CAR SEAT

When you have to/want to take the kids along.

Authors
Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBCSanDiego.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 12 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.