Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

104 Celebrities: Sin City's "Star Trek" Con

104 Celebrities: Sin City's

William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew are both due at huge Vegas beam-up. 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 »

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Sparkle: 60 Signs Debut at Neon Boneyard

The museum's north gallery is reserved for special events. See Full Gallery »

Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas New: Hershey's Chocolate World

Vegas New: Hershey's Chocolate World

The chocolate icon opens a sweet spot on The Strip. Read »

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City Instant: Polaroid Museum

Sin City Instant: Polaroid Museum

Love an instant look? Make for The Linq in Las Vegas. Read »

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Glittery Feasting: Vegas Uncork'd

Glittery Feasting: Vegas Uncork'd

Bon Appetit's demo-packed extravaganza returns, with flavor. Read »

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City Spiderman: Hero Seen on Venetian's Tower

Sin City Spiderman: Hero Seen on Venetian's Tower

Peter Parker makes a splashy Madame Tussauds Vegas-style cameo. 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 »

Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City's Star Sips: UNLVino

Sin City's Star Sips: UNLVino

The mega Vegas wine event marks its 40th year. Read »

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Exhibit: Da Vinci at the Venetian

Vegas Exhibit: Da Vinci at the Venetian

An ode to the master debuts in all of its art-nice, science-wonder glory. 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.