Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Nov 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Make merry in one of the park's, and state's, grandest dining rooms. Read »

Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Destination PSP: Palm Springs-Focused Shop Debuts

Destination PSP: Palm Springs-Focused Shop Debuts

Most of the merch is made in the region, and reflects that desert lifestyle. Read »

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Death Valley Time Machine: '49ers Encampment

Death Valley Time Machine: '49ers Encampment

Early gold-seekers are remembered near Furnace Creek. Read »

Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 at 3:50 PM

12-13-14: Vegas Weddings Make a Date

12-13-14: Vegas Weddings Make a Date

The rare sequence of numbers means nuptials packages around Sin City. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

1930s Again: Evening on the Enchanted Hill

1930s Again: Evening on the Enchanted Hill

The after-hours tours have returned to Hearst Castle. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Winemakers, Fall Breezes, and El Capitan

Winemakers, Fall Breezes, and El Capitan

People who know their grapes gab it up at the Ahwahnee. Read »

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Recycled Holidays" in Morro Bay

Deals and unique finds: Make for the vintage-and-antique-laden burg. Read »

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:09 AM

Dana Point Adventure: Bioluminesence Night Cruise

Dana Point  Adventure: Bioluminesence Night Cruise

Keep an eye out for something much, much, much tinier than whales. Read »

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Bows and Mouse Ears: The Holidays Head for Disneyland

Bows and Mouse Ears: The Holidays Head for Disneyland

The Haunted Mansion keeps its spooky "Nightmare" theme, but trees and ornaments are on their way. Read »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Ventura's Got Spirit (and Many Ghost Tours)

Ventura's Got Spirit (and Many Ghost Tours)

The historic city has a wraith-seeking walk for just about every sort of phantom fan. 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.