Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Channel Islands Tall Ship Adventure

Channel Islands Tall Ship Adventure

The Californian will turn its bow towards the national park. Read »

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Chance: See Bodie Ghost Town by Night

Rare Chance: See Bodie Ghost Town by Night

Experience sunset and star-twinkle as the Mono County gem keeps evening hours for three nights only. Read »

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Encinitas Sweet: Fairies Flit for Summer Solstice

Encinitas Sweet: Fairies Flit for Summer Solstice

Sparkle and glitter reign at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Read »

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 5:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer Hiking on Catalina Island

Summer Hiking on Catalina Island

Is this the season you finally explore the interior of the island? Read »

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 5:50 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice

Greet the longest day of the year with music, dance, and a parade. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 7:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golf with Dad: Grand Del Mar Packages

Golf with Dad: Grand Del Mar Packages

Thinking of Dad? Or you? Or both of you, which is best of all? Read »

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Sparkle: 60 Signs Debut at Neon Boneyard

The museum's north gallery is reserved for special events. See Full Gallery »

Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 at 7:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Irvine Eats: A Taste of Greece

Irvine Eats: A Taste of Greece

The food-laden gathering is on year 36 -- opa! Read »

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Overnight Special: Summering in Death Valley

Overnight Special: Summering in Death Valley

Swim, play tennis, and soak up sun (lots and lots and lots of sun). Read »

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Santa Ynez Shuttle: The Valley Loop

Free Santa Ynez Shuttle: The Valley Loop

Hopping around wineries and restaurants? You've got a driver. 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.