Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cosmic: Mountaintop Supermoon Party

Cosmic: Mountaintop Supermoon Party

Take a "moonlit gondola ride" to the summit of Mammoth Mountain. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Oh, It's On: Napa Valley Harvest 2014

Oh, It's On: Napa Valley Harvest 2014

Thought it might be a few weeks away? Au contraire, oenophiles. Read »

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Gem: Thursday Night VillageFest

Palm Springs Gem: Thursday Night VillageFest

What it is about: Beautiful sunsets, easy strolling, and food purveyors galore. Read »

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Modernism: Retro Yard Sale

Palm Springs Modernism: Retro Yard Sale

The goodie-filled to-do is just one of the events at the big fall gathering. Read »

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Newport Dunes: Massive Inflatables Rule

Newport Dunes: Massive Inflatables Rule

Swim out into a colorful wonderland of water-based big toys. Read »

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 90th, Old Spanish Days

Happy 90th, Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara's historic summertime festival brims with parades, mercados. Read »

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Venice Cool: Hotel Erwin's Fresh Extras

Venice Cool: Hotel Erwin's Fresh Extras

The water-close property boasts a suite with a DJ booth. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

The traveling event puts the spotlight on classic favorites galore. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Get a different view of the hilly burg as evening falls (and you zoom). Read »

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Sideways" 10th Anniversary: Wine Country Celebrates

The Santa Ynez Valley looks back at the vino-loving film. 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.