Worth the Trip
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

The traveling event puts the spotlight on classic favorites galore. Read »

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bay Brews: San Francisco Beer Week

Bay Brews: San Francisco Beer Week

The finest crafty sips'll make a showing, and the makers who make 'em. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

A new book visits those oh-so-dear ocean-snug promenades. Read »

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A '70s Icon Updated: The Tactile Dome

A '70s Icon Updated: The Tactile Dome

A San Francisco favorite re-debuts with an updated vibe. Read »

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Wondrous Buildings of San Francisco

The Wondrous Buildings of San Francisco

September is Architecture Month in one of the architecture-iest cities in all the land. Read »

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Costumes Ahoy: San Francisco's Lively Bay to Breakers Run

Costumes Ahoy: San Francisco's Lively Bay to Breakers Run

It's strange, it's healthy, it's beloved, it's San Francisco. Read »

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Deal: Hotel, Then Boat, Then Bridge

San Francisco Deal: Hotel, Then Boat, Then Bridge

The Bay Lights are up and lit. Want to see? There's a hotel-cruise deal on. Read »

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 6:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Presidio's Newest Historic Getaway

The Presidio's Newest Historic Getaway

The Inn at the Presidio will grow this spring. Read »

Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco, Your Sweetheart, and a "Cheap Date"

San Francisco, Your Sweetheart, and a

Three Personality Hotels are offering Valentine's-cute deals. Read »

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Announced: Outside Lands 2013

Announced: Outside Lands 2013

San Francisco's mega summer concert fest gets its August dates. 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.