Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pool in the Middle of the Mojave

Pool in the Middle of the Mojave

Artist Alfredo Barsuglia's "Swimming Pool" is drawing the curious and whimsy-loving. Read »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Horsey Getaway: Grand Del Mar Package

Horsey Getaway: Grand Del Mar Package

It's all about the clip-clop 'round Del Mar, and a certain resort is putting the bells and whistles on. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Watch the Perseids at Glacier Point

Watch the Perseids at Glacier Point

A spectacular showing is due in August, and Tenaya Lodge has a fun field trip lined up. Read »

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

State Park Sweetness: I Love You CA Bear

State Park Sweetness: I Love You CA Bear

A certain state-hugging ursine fellow is making cameos around the state. Read »

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 6:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elvis Fest: Thank You, Thank You Very Much

Elvis Fest: Thank You, Thank You Very Much

Dig out those huge sunglasses and make for Costa Mesa, Presley people. Read »

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mirage Roar: Three New Lion Cubs Debut

Mirage Roar: Three New Lion Cubs Debut

Freedom, Timba-Masai, and Madiba join Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden. Read »

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 12:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Pirates of Ventura Harbor

The Pirates of Ventura Harbor

Did we say "Harbor"? Make that "Aarghbor." Read »

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

TV Fans Flock to LA Costume Show

TV Fans Flock to LA Costume Show

Dozens of outfits from current series go on display at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Sale: October Flashlight Tours at the Winchester

On Sale: October Flashlight Tours at the Winchester

The San Jose manse is thinking about those eerie autumn nights. Read »

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Friends of Bodie Day

Friends of Bodie Day

Sweet on the state park? Don your cowboy hat and go ghost town. 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.