Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 6:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flavor Among Flowers: Botanic Garden Chocolate Fest

Flavor Among Flowers: Botanic Garden Chocolate Fest

Over a dozen swanky choc-a-lot chefs'll be setting up their finest squares. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Beachy Breezes: California Wine Festival

Beachy Breezes: California Wine Festival

The two-stop sip scene lands in Dana Point at the end of April. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Flower Fields, by Tractor and Air

The Flower Fields, by Tractor and Air

A new video takes bud buffs on a colorful swoop. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mega Run: Badwater Goes Salton Sea

Mega Run: Badwater Goes Salton Sea

Runners'll traverse 81 miles of desert over two days. Read »

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spring Flowers: Death Valley's "Wild Surprise"

A bigger bloom than expected, given the dry winter, is popping in the desert. See Full Gallery »

Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Move Over, Hidden Mickeys: Disneyland Launches an Egg Search

Move Over, Hidden Mickeys: Disneyland Launches an Egg Search

A special map, a special event, and springtime searching? It's on, Mouseketeers. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas New: SLS Debut, Neon Nights, Offbeat Sweets

Vegas New: SLS Debut, Neon Nights, Offbeat Sweets

The art-luxe property opens on Labor Day; reservations are now open. Read »

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 2:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Shadow of the Moon Star Party

Shadow of the Moon Star Party

A full eclipse of our lunar neighbor is due, and Borrego Springs is looking up. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Great Museum Discounts: Discover the Arts LA

Great Museum Discounts: Discover the Arts LA

Over 30 museums offer deals in association with a bevy of hot hotels. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Historic Holiday: La Quinta Easter

Historic Holiday: La Quinta Easter

An egg hunt on the flowery grounds is a springtime highlight at the desert favorite. 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.
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