Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

An Old-Fashioned Julian Fourth of July

An Old-Fashioned Julian Fourth of July

A sweet, hometown-y parade will wend through the historic town. Read »

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yee Haw: Julian Gold Rush Days

Yee Haw: Julian Gold Rush Days

Mining, music, and more old-timey flair fills the historic mountain town. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 8:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taste of Julian

Taste of Julian

Find the town's treats (beyond its famous apple pie). Read »

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Wolf Center Photo Tours

California Wolf Center Photo Tours

Grab your camera and make a special visit to the Julian sanctuary. Read »

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian Apple Days

Julian Apple Days

A certain historic town's busiest, tangiest weekend is on approach. Read »

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian StarFest

Julian StarFest

So dark, so many stars; look up and get marveling in the mountains. Read »

Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian Gold Rush Days

Julian Gold Rush Days

Take Dad on a mine tour for his big day? Perfect. Read »

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

Tour de Julian

Tour de Julian

Bike wheels + fresh air + apple pie equals a fine weekend of cycling. Read »

Friday, Aug 13, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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By Gail Krussow

Take a Bite Into Apple Season

Take a Bite Into Apple Season

Julian California invites everyone to cruise the Back Country. 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.