Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 6:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian's Juicy: Apple Days Festival

Julian's Juicy: Apple Days Festival

Ready to pie it up, fruit fans? Read »

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 4:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wolf Awareness Week at the California Wolf Center

Wolf Awareness Week at the California Wolf Center

The Julian-close sanctuary throws a fundraiser for its beautiful denizens. Read »

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 6:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Harvest, Humor, and Julian Wine: Grape Stomp

Harvest, Humor, and Julian Wine: Grape Stomp

Roll up those pants legs and limber up those toes, oenophiles. Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 6:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian Starfest: Tour Palomar Observatory

Julian Starfest: Tour Palomar Observatory

The annual gathering of cosmos enthusiasts makes for the fabled sky-watching center. Read »

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

History Happy: Julian's Joyful Fourth of July

History Happy: Julian's Joyful Fourth of July

Parades don't come more old-fashioned or full of the red, white, and blue. Read »

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 8:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pans, Picks, Legends: Julian Gold Rush Days

Pans, Picks, Legends: Julian Gold Rush Days

The Old West town's fortune-seeking past is present. Read »

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Elevation Yum: Taste of Julian

High Elevation Yum: Taste of Julian

Want to know the quaint town's eats beyond apple pie? Head on up. Read »

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine, Wolves, Water: Daytripping Around Julian

Wine, Wolves, Water: Daytripping Around Julian

Headed up the mountain for a piece of pie? Check out to-dos beyond the fest. Read »

Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 104th, Julian Apple Days

Happy 104th, Julian Apple Days

The colorful town's most famous fruit gets its annual fall fete. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian's Grape Stomp Festa

Julian's Grape Stomp Festa

Make for Menghini Winery (then unlace those shoes). 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.