Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina Island Beach Parties

Catalina Island Beach Parties

Savor sun and sand on an out-in-the-ocean burg. Read »

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pop Rocks Donut: OC Fair Foods

Pop Rocks Donut: OC Fair Foods

Ready for this year's outlandish batch of edibles? Read »

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden State Purple: Lavender Days

Golden State Purple: Lavender Days

Paso Robles'll go purple and fragrant, for a day. Read »

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Lovely: Summertime Is Sawdust Time

Laguna Lovely: Summertime Is Sawdust Time

Laguna Beach's painting- and jewelry- and craft-packed event is up next. Read »

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Delish Discount: Garlic Fest Gourmet Alley

Delish Discount: Garlic Fest Gourmet Alley

Plan on snacking out during the July food party? Score your saver ticket now. Read »

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

History Happy: Julian's Joyful Fourth of July

History Happy: Julian's Joyful Fourth of July

Parades don't come more old-fashioned or full of the red, white, and blue. Read »

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 »

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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.