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Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 8:07 AM

New: Winchester Mystery House by Candlelight

New: Winchester Mystery House by Candlelight

Will the flicker add even more foreboding to the famous manse? Read »

Monday, Aug 8, 2016 at 9:06 PM

Laguna Lovely: Recycled Fashion Show

Laguna Lovely: Recycled Fashion Show

The Festival of Arts tradition spotlights togs made from "reclaimed, reused, or recycled materials." Read »

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 8:44 PM

Santa Barbara Tradition: Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara Tradition: Old Spanish Days

Dancing, shopping, and parades fill the five-day gathering. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Catalina Wine Mixer: Oh Yeah, It's Back

Catalina Wine Mixer: Oh Yeah, It's Back

It was made famous in the film "Step Brothers," but now it is a real thing, for real. Read »

Monday, Aug 1, 2016 at 9:44 AM

Modernism Week Fall Preview 2016

Modernism Week Fall Preview 2016

The stylish desert bash has tours, talks, more. Read »

Monday, Aug 1, 2016 at 8:40 PM

Ohh, Ahh: Perseid Showers on Approach

Ohh, Ahh: Perseid Showers on Approach

Make for the desert, mountains, or a low-lit spot to watch the August sky show. Read »

Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Raise a Glass: California Wine Month

Raise a Glass: California Wine Month

Delicious events are springing up around the state in September. Read »

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:03 PM

Bodie or Bust: Friends of Bodie Day

Bodie or Bust: Friends of Bodie Day

Throw on your 1800s-style garb and support the beloved ghost town. Read »

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:04 PM

Burbank Getaway: Studio-Close Safari Inn

Burbank Getaway: Studio-Close Safari Inn

The seen-on-screen motel is near Warner Bros., Universal Studios Hollywood. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 7:54 AM

Monterey Merry: Scottish Games & Festival

Monterey Merry: Scottish Games & Festival

Caber tossing, bagpipe tunes, and other kilt-cool to-dos await. 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 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.