Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mountaintop Learning: Explore Mammoth

Mountaintop Learning: Explore Mammoth

Get to know the history and geology of the big mountain. Read »

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skunk Train Fun: Camping on the Noyo

Skunk Train Fun: Camping on the Noyo

Board the Skunk Train and make for a former logging camp. Read »

Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 at 6:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rancho Cucamonga Eeks: The Haunted Winery

Rancho Cucamonga Eeks: The Haunted Winery

Tag along with the Haunted Orange County tours crew and look for boo-ing among the bottles. Read »

Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Woof: Dog Beach Surf Dog Lessons

Woof: Dog Beach Surf Dog Lessons

Is this the year your wagger takes to the waves? Read »

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 55th, "Some Like It Hot"

Happy 55th,

The seminal comedy gets a party on Coronado Island. (Where else?) Read »

Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Disney Tour: California Adventure

New Disney Tour: California Adventure

Head around the park for three hours of info, history, and fun. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina Island Beach Parties

Catalina Island Beach Parties

Savor sun and sand on an out-in-the-ocean burg. Read »

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pop Rocks Donut: OC Fair Foods

Pop Rocks Donut: OC Fair Foods

Ready for this year's outlandish batch of edibles? Read »

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden State Purple: Lavender Days

Golden State Purple: Lavender Days

Paso Robles'll go purple and fragrant, for a day. Read »

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Lovely: Summertime Is Sawdust Time

Laguna Lovely: Summertime Is Sawdust Time

Laguna Beach's painting- and jewelry- and craft-packed event is up next. 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.