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Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas New: SLS Debut, Neon Nights, Offbeat Sweets

Vegas New: SLS Debut, Neon Nights, Offbeat Sweets

The art-luxe property opens on Labor Day; reservations are now open. Read »

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Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Next Year's Holiday Card: Vegas Neon at Night

Next Year's Holiday Card: Vegas Neon at Night

The Neon Museum opens up to evening shutterbugs on the day after New Year's. Read »

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Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fall Days in Sin City

Fall Days in Sin City

Discover the offbeat pleasures of an autumn desert. Read »

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Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Here Comes 11/12/13: Best Book That Vegas Wedding

Here Comes 11/12/13: Best Book That Vegas Wedding

Psst. Want to get married at the Mob Museum? Read »

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Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Two Ringos to Love in California: A Starr and a Giraffe

Two Ringos to Love in California: A Starr and a Giraffe

Safari West welcomes a new baby; in LA, the Grammy Museum salutes a Beatle. Read »

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Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Grown-Up Field Trip: Las Vegas Neon

Grown-Up Field Trip: Las Vegas Neon

Hop a bus from LA and see all the shiny, shiny lights of the Strip. Read »

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Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Where Are Those Wild Things? In the OC

Where Are Those Wild Things? In the OC

The Bowers Museum celebrates a beloved book's 50th anniversary. Read »

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Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A "Bad Dog" Visits Newport Beach

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A 28-foot-tall canine leaves its mark on the Orange County Museum of Art. Read »

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Monday, Oct 22, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dress Rat Pack at a Vintage Vegas Bash

Dress Rat Pack at a Vintage Vegas Bash

The new Neon Museum in Las Vegas opens with a '60s-era to-do. Read »

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Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

LA Free Museums Deal

LA Free Museums Deal

Heading up to Los Angeles and want culture? LA Tourism can help. Read »

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, close weekend away or an exciting week-long adventure, Worth the Trip offers daily stories on what is truly worth your valuable vacation time. Whether by car, plane, train, boat, bicycle, kayak or snowshoes -- Worth the Trip points you in the right direction.
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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.