Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Jul 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

From Disney to Cal Expo: Iconic California Sign Goes Up

From Disney to Cal Expo: Iconic California Sign Goes Up

The mondo letters front the Sacramento destination, just in time for the state fair. Read »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A New Life for Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre

A New Life for Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre

"Mickey and the Magical Map" goes on a journey at the classic stage. Read »

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Disneyland Tour for Greenery Buffs

A Disneyland Tour for Greenery Buffs

Is your favorite part of Disneyland the landscaping? There's a tour for you. Read »

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Enchanted Tiki Room at 50

The Enchanted Tiki Room at 50

A summertime party flowers for a classic Disneyland attraction. Read »

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Salute to Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue

A Salute to Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue

Pay special tribute to the long-running Disneyland favorite. Read »

Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cars Land Gets the Disney Holiday Treatment

Sleep Beauty's Castle is sparkling, too, and the Haunted Mansion is still in its... See Full Gallery »

Monday, Oct 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Disneyland Tour (in Downtown LA)

A Disneyland Tour (in Downtown LA)

An offbeat tour finds Magic Kingdom-type influences around downtown Los Angeles. Read »

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sweet Treat Inside the Haunted Mansion

A Sweet Treat Inside the Haunted Mansion

A Disneyland attraction shows how a seasonal centerpiece came together. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland Halloween Starts Early

Disneyland Halloween Starts Early

Autumn arrives ahead of schedule in Anaheim; what treats does the park have in store? Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland's New Pirate Experience

Disneyland's New Pirate Experience

Make for New Orleands Square and get made up, swashbuckler-style. 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.