Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On the Search: Fullerton Phantoms

On the Search: Fullerton Phantoms

Are you an eeker? Or a seeker of the strange? Hop on a tour and find out. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Spend the middle of September visiting Bodie, Aurora, and Masonic. Read »

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Friends of Bodie Day

Friends of Bodie Day

Sweet on the state park? Don your cowboy hat and go ghost town. Read »

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Ghostiest Towns

California's Ghostiest Towns

Silver City, Bodie, Calico: Where do you go for history and atmosphere? Read »

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riverside's Spookiest Tales

Riverside's Spookiest Tales

A Tombstone Trolley and lively storytelling fill out two fall evenings. Read »

Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Historic Fullerton Ghost Walk

Historic Fullerton Ghost Walk

Get the lowdown on ghosties around the historic OC city. Read »

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Silver City Lantern Tour

Silver City Lantern Tour

The Kern County ghost town goes looking for ghosts with lanterns in hand. Read »

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Queen Mary's Memorial Day Salute

Queen Mary's Memorial Day Salute

Show your military ID, or show in uniform, and get a first-class pass on the big ship. The deal is on for a short time. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden State Ghost Town

Golden State Ghost Town

Bodie is one of the California's best preserved mining towns. Read »

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

Ghost Tours of Catalina

Ghost Tours of Catalina

Flit from the Casino to other eerie island locales. 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.