Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 9:53 AM

Temecula Fest: Green Chile Time

Temecula Fest: Green Chile Time

Need the heat, and a little hoedown, too? The wine country town has you covered. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Cosmic Cocktails in the Neon Boneyard

Cosmic Cocktails in the Neon Boneyard

Sip beverages while enjoying a slice of Sin City's bright past. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 5:13 PM

A Fall-Fancy Stay Near The Winchester

A Fall-Fancy Stay Near The Winchester

Venturing to The Winchester Mystery House this October? There's a posh property within walking distance. Read »

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Free Entry: Happy 99th, National Park Service!

Free Entry: Happy 99th, National Park Service!

No presents required, but, of course, your presence (you knew that was coming). Read »

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Central Coast Celebration(s): FigtoberFest

Central Coast Celebration(s): FigtoberFest

Raise a September Stein in Buellton, Arroyo Grande... Read »

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 10:30 PM

Miramonte's 'Free Cabana Rental' Deal

Miramonte's 'Free Cabana Rental' Deal

Making for the desert during the week? You could be in the shade, by the pool, chillaxing, for not much dough. Read »

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at 10:16 PM

Month-Long Feast: Santa Barbara's epicure.sb

Month-Long Feast: Santa Barbara's epicure.sb

October is the American Riviera's foodiest time of the year. Read »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 9:50 PM

SIP Passport: Temecula Valley Autumn

SIP Passport: Temecula Valley Autumn

The leaves aren't quite turning on the vines, but September deals are in bloom. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 5:42 PM

High Altitude Oompah: Big Bear Oktoberfest

High Altitude Oompah: Big Bear Oktoberfest

Prepare for eight consecutive weekends of brews, dancing, and fresh mountain air. Read »

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 2:34 PM

New: California Beer Fest San Dimas Grows

New: California Beer Fest San Dimas Grows

The September staple stretches to two days in 2015. 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.