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Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 6:49 AM

Catalina Island: Unlimited Fun Day Pass

Catalina Island: Unlimited Fun Day Pass

Make your way to the magical land, and then hop on a tour, or boat ride, or... Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Vintage Weekend at an Art Deco Gem

Vintage Weekend at an Art Deco Gem

Don your cloche and join a history-loving lark in Long Beach. Read »

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Can-Can Confab: Santa Barbara French Fest

Can-Can Confab: Santa Barbara French Fest

Dance, wine, and dressy poodles bring the "ooh la la" to the American Riviera. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Summer at The Inn at Furnace Creek

Summer at The Inn at Furnace Creek

It's hot outside, but the elegant Death Valley hotel is open -- with a few asterisks. Read »

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 7:35 AM

Opening: The California State Fair

Opening: The California State Fair

The cotton-candy-iest time of the year arrives in Sacramento. Read »

Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Idyllwild Classic: Jazz in the Pines

Idyllwild Classic: Jazz in the Pines

Take a break from August-warm temps and cool down while listening to fab tunes. Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Water Skiing to Catalina Island

Water Skiing to Catalina Island

It's one of the most unusual and enduring showdowns of summertime. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 10:11 PM

Salty Snouts: Surf Dog Classes

Salty Snouts: Surf Dog Classes

Learn to paddleboard with your pooch, in Del Mar. Read »

Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 at 10:29 AM

National Lighthouse Day at Point Cabrillo

National Lighthouse Day at Point Cabrillo

Take a lens tour at the ocean-snug landmark. Read »

Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 at 2:14 PM

Seeing the Grand Tetons by Bike

Seeing the Grand Tetons by Bike

The "other" national park offers more than 100 miles of roads for those on two wheels. Read »

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, close weekend away or an exciting week-long adventure, Worth the Trip offers daily stories on what is truly worth your valuable vacation time. Whether by car, plane, train, boat, bicycle, kayak or snowshoes -- Worth the Trip points you in the right direction.
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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.