Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

One Huge Disney Convention

One Huge Disney Convention

Disney fans, prepare to nab those all-important tickets way in advance of opening day. Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Disney Attractions Get an Official Date

New Disney Attractions Get an Official Date

Which will you visit first, Cars Land or Buena Vista Street? Read »

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland's All-Night Leap Year Bash

Disneyland's All-Night Leap Year Bash

If you've ever wanted to see It's a Small World in the small hours, here's your chance. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 8:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Approach: Cars Land

On Approach: Cars Land

The sneaks peeks are revving up. Zoom zoom. Read »

Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland's Holiday Sneak Peek

Disneyland's Holiday Sneak Peek

The lights are already coming out at the park. Opening date for the festivities? November 14. Read »

Monday, Oct 31, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland Decorating Tips

Disneyland Decorating Tips

If you can't make it to the park, bring a little of the park into your own Halloween home. Read »

Monday, Oct 3, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Trick-or-Treating, Disney-Style

Trick-or-Treating, Disney-Style

Trick or Treat on Main Street and have your picture taken in front of the giant Mickey pumpkin. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A New Home for the Zephyr

A New Home for the Zephyr

Disney donated the historic train to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum. Read »

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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By Annalisa Guidone

Fun Places for the Fourth

Fun Places for the Fourth

As traditional as the 4th of July may seem, it does not have to be. Take a look at this list of fun places to celebrate the 4th of July differently this year. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Grand Californian Turns 10

The Grand Californian Turns 10

It's "the largest structure ever built in the Arts and Crafts style." Whoa. 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.