Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disney's "World of Color -- Winter Dreams" Debuts

Disney's

A chilly version of the water-sweet spectacle bows at Disney California Adventure. Read »

Friday, Nov 8, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sleigh Bells and Roller Coasters: Disneyland Holidays

Sleigh Bells and Roller Coasters: Disneyland Holidays

Nearly two months of lights, trees, and castle-sweet sparkle are on approach. Read »

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disney Halloween: Eerie Anaheim Nights

Disney Halloween: Eerie Anaheim Nights

Mickey's Halloween Party and special decorations mark the bewitching season. Read »

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"A Nightmare Before Christmas" Meets the Hotel Room

A new Disney perk gives Jack Skellington fans a bit of fun back at the hotel. Read »

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland Celebrates Christmas in July

Disneyland Celebrates Christmas in July

There are no Main Street decorations, but the park is cooking up holiday treats. Read »

Saturday, Jul 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

From Disney to Cal Expo: Iconic California Sign Goes Up

From Disney to Cal Expo: Iconic California Sign Goes Up

The mondo letters front the Sacramento destination, just in time for the state fair. Read »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A New Life for Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre

A New Life for Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre

"Mickey and the Magical Map" goes on a journey at the classic stage. Read »

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Disneyland Tour for Greenery Buffs

A Disneyland Tour for Greenery Buffs

Is your favorite part of Disneyland the landscaping? There's a tour for you. Read »

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Enchanted Tiki Room at 50

The Enchanted Tiki Room at 50

A summertime party flowers for a classic Disneyland attraction. Read »

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

We're a few weeks out from the mega pop culture confab. Have your strategy? 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.