Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 at 9:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Easter Treats for the Monterey Otters

Icy delights with a springtime theme made for a picture-ready moment. See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 9:11 PM

Culture LA: Stay the Night, Get Fun Deals

Culture LA: Stay the Night, Get Fun Deals

Pick a participating Los Angeles hotel and get a buy-one-get-one admission at a bevy of spots. Read »

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Desert Cool: Family Crafting Fest at The Ace

The May gathering, called "a Coachella for families," is all about... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 10:59 PM

Springtime Indoors: Bellagio Garden Abloom

Springtime Indoors: Bellagio Garden Abloom

It's the hotel's "first Japanese-inspired display," an ode to the floweriest of seasons. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 10:25 PM

Sunny Supping: Desert Restaurant Week

Sunny Supping: Desert Restaurant Week

The yearly food-special party brings the warmth, good times to Palm Springs and beyond. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 9:32 PM

New Book Features California's "Abroad" Places

New Book Features California's "Abroad" Places

Solvang, Healdsburg, and other Golden State spots made the internationally flavored roster. Read »

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 3:57 PM

Deals and Delights: Car-Free in the American Riviera

Deals and Delights: Car-Free in the American Riviera

Going to Santa Barbara via Amtrak? Money-savers await. Read »

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Chino Swing: World War II Hangar Dance

Chino Swing: World War II Hangar Dance

Twirl and dip at the Planes of Fame Air Museum. Read »

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:39 AM

California State Parks: Earth Day Volunteering

California State Parks: Earth Day Volunteering

Wild and beautiful spots around the state are looking for people to pitch in. Read »

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 4:09 PM

Rancho Santa Fe Sweet: Twin Foals' Fifth Birthday

Rancho Santa Fe Sweet: Twin Foals' Fifth Birthday

The rare twosome will enjoy cake and a reunion with their mother. 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.