Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fab Flicks: Newport Beach Film Festival

Fab Flicks: Newport Beach Film Festival

International flicks shine in the swanky ocean-close burg. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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By Angela Bull

Speedway Meets Runway

Speedway Meets Runway

Fashion and design students show Orange County that cars aren't just for driving. Read »

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A "Bad Dog" Visits Newport Beach

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A 28-foot-tall canine leaves its mark on the Orange County Museum of Art. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Feasting at Five Crowns

Feasting at Five Crowns

Love the landmark Orange County restaurant? There's a contest on. Read »

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Newport Beach Wine Festival

Newport Beach Wine Festival

Spend Memorial Day Weekend at the Balboa Bay Club tasting vino? Yes, please. Yes yes. Read »

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Shanghai" in Newport Beach

The prestigious Newport Beach Film Festival once again attracts a caboodle of interesting and zingy flicks. Read »

Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Killer Whales Off Newport Beach

Killer Whales Off Newport Beach

Killer whales, breaching in our very own shore-close waters? It's a holiday gift for Orca lovers. Read »

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Newport Beach Film Festival

Newport Beach Film Festival

"East Fifth Bliss" with Michael C. Hall opens the starry event. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest

Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest

A cool day by the Pacific, full of sandy sculptures and ocean breezes. 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.