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Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 4:25 PM

The Super Skunk: It's Back in May

The Super Skunk: It's Back in May

The beloved steam engine'll roll again out of Fort Bragg. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Catalina Express: Two-for-One Birthday Deal

Catalina Express: Two-for-One Birthday Deal

Savor a (birth)day out on an island with your best bud (for less). Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 1:24 PM

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Poster Contest

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Poster Contest

Can you capture the beautiful, bite-delivering bulb in all of its flavorful glory? Read »

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Catalina Island: Chihuly Exhibit to Open

Catalina Island: Chihuly Exhibit to Open

Eye works by the glass-wonderful artist at a multi-month exhibit. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Bodie Calendar Contest: Send in Your Top Pics

Bodie Calendar Contest: Send in Your Top Pics

Adore the ghost town? You might see your photography in the 2018 calendar. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Literary Lark: Riverside Dickens Festival

Literary Lark: Riverside Dickens Festival

Bustles, top hats, and other sartorial touches'll reign at the annual lit-and-more merriment. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Paw Walk at San Diego Botanic Garden

Paw Walk at San Diego Botanic Garden

What's your four-footed BFF doing on the Saturday after Valentine's? Read »

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Palm Springs Snazz: Cake & Cocktails

Palm Springs Snazz: Cake & Cocktails

Indulge with historian Charles Phoenix at the Monkey Tree Hotel. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:02 PM

Pier 39 Turns 39

Pier 39 Turns 39

Stop by the San Francisco destination any Friday from January through October. Read »

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Wine Country Mmm: Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

Wine Country Mmm: Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

Vino is a star, as are a number of foodie favorites around the grape-laden region. 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 NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.