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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Beachy Breezes: California Wine Festival

Beachy Breezes: California Wine Festival

The two-stop sip scene lands in Dana Point at the end of April. Read »

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Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dana Point's Whale Moment

Dana Point's Whale Moment

Two weekends, lots of haps, and one blowhole-y superstar make waves. Read »

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elephant Parade Bids Farewell

The pachyderm artworks says bye to Dana Point with an auction. See Full Gallery »

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Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

History Ahoy: Tall Ships on the Horizon

History Ahoy: Tall Ships on the Horizon

It's a Dana Point tradition made for the camera (and a good pair of sea legs). Read »

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Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dana Point Festival of Whales

Dana Point Festival of Whales

California Gray Whales are the stars of the two-weekend party. Read »

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, close weekend away or an exciting week-long adventure, Worth the Trip offers daily stories on what is truly worth your valuable vacation time. Whether by car, plane, train, boat, bicycle, kayak or snowshoes -- Worth the Trip points you in the right direction.
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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.