Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Sale: October Flashlight Tours at the Winchester

On Sale: October Flashlight Tours at the Winchester

The San Jose manse is thinking about those eerie autumn nights. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Winchester Friday the 13th

A Very Winchester Friday the 13th

Flashlights in the Winchester Mystery House? It must be a special day. Read »

Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winchester Mystery House Christmas

It's got a spooky rep, but when San Jose's famous Victorian mansion puts on its... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Spookiest Houses

California's Spookiest Houses

Eureka's Carson Mansion is on the list; what else made the creepy cut? Read »

Monday, Sep 19, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Winchester Illuminated

The Winchester Illuminated

Poke about one of the state's most storied mansions with only a flashlight in hand. Read »

Monday, Nov 15, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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By Britt Peterson

Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House

It doesn't need to be October 31st to enjoy a good alleged haunted mansion, right? 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.