Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Exploring the Selfie Phenomenon

Exploring the Selfie Phenomenon

Not only is this city the selfie capital of California, but it was ranked fourth in the world as the most popular spot to take one. Read »

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: California Beer Festival

Tickets on Sale: California Beer Festival

One of summer's sudsiest roadshows is in the distance. Read »

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 7:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Resolution: Walk the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Resolution: Walk the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

It's long -- 18 miles -- but not so big that you can't work up to it. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Unusual Ice Rinks of the Golden State

Unusual Ice Rinks of the Golden State

Twirl near Half Dome or try a couples' skate near the ocean. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lonely Planet Hearts the Golden State

Lonely Planet Hearts the Golden State

Two California spots get the must-visit-in-2014 love. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Whiskery, Playful, Iconic: Where to See Sea Otters

Whiskery, Playful, Iconic: Where to See Sea Otters

The Monterey visitors bureau picks some favorite otter-watching locales. Read »

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 56th, Monterey Jazz Festival

Happy 56th, Monterey Jazz Festival

Bobby McFerrin and Diana Krall will welcome autumn with sweet tunes. Read »

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taking a Fast Raft on Monterey Bay

Taking a Fast Raft on Monterey Bay

It's a low-to-the-water ocean experience. What will you see from there? Read »

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Salt Masterpiece in Monterey

A Salt Masterpiece in Monterey

The Monterey Museum of Art is featuring an elegant and ephemeral artwork. Read »

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

17-Mile Drive (by Segway)

17-Mile Drive (by Segway)

Call it a fresh way to take in the waves, cypress trees, and views. 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.
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