Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Headed for SoCal: California Beer Festival

Headed for SoCal: California Beer Festival

The traveling suds show turns southward, with local craft favorites in tow. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 12:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Del Mar Mmm: Gourmet Food Truck Fest

Del Mar Mmm: Gourmet Food Truck Fest

About 50 savory purveyors make for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Read »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Year to Go: Disney D23 Expo Tickets Go on Sale

A Year to Go: Disney D23 Expo Tickets Go on Sale

Want to start the 52-week countdown now, Mouseketeers? Read »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Posh Style: The Look of SLS Las Vegas

Posh Style: The Look of SLS Las Vegas

The new, 3-towered hotel, set for an Aug. 23 opening, was designed by Philippe Starck. Read »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Westerns Rule the Lone Pine Film Festival

Westerns Rule the Lone Pine Film Festival

The Alabama Hills-close town fetes the genre it helped make famous. Read »

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

50+ Libations: Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest

50+ Libations: Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest

Sample some of the deepest, smokiest beverages (and learn about the sips). Read »

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Death Valley's "Cold" Day in Summer

Death Valley's

The hottest place on the planet didn't hit 90 degrees on an August day. Really. Read »

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 at 1:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mmm, Smoky: Del Mar Grill Fest

Mmm, Smoky: Del Mar Grill Fest

The track's Seaside Concert area turns up the heat (and the meats). Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Spend the middle of September visiting Bodie, Aurora, and Masonic. Read »

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 »

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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.