Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

We're a few weeks out from the mega pop culture confab. Have your strategy? Read »

Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Wicked" Casts a Bit of Magic: A Ticket Lottery

The Segerstrom Center announces a lottery for day-of seats. Read »

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Restaurant Week Raises a Fork to Five Years

OC Restaurant Week Raises a Fork to Five Years

Dozens of restaurants around the county prepare for great deals. Read »

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flying to Mammoth from OC? Here's a Ski-riffic Deal.

Flying to Mammoth from OC? Here's a Ski-riffic Deal.

Yeah, we said "ski-riffic" and meant it, too. Read »

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Salute to Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue

A Salute to Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue

Pay special tribute to the long-running Disneyland favorite. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC's Annual Hearse Roll

OC's Annual Hearse Roll

Atmospheric autos line up for a Costa Mesa tradition. 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 »

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Orange Book Festival

Big Orange Book Festival

It's the first-ever and Chapman University is the place. Ready, bookworms? Read »

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Firefighter Fundraiser

OC Firefighter Fundraiser

Over 70 breweries cool beer lovers down (and for a fine cause). Read »

Monday, Jul 2, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Fair Ups the Bacon

OC Fair Ups the Bacon

You like sizzling meat? There's a booth for you at the 2012 extravaganza. 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.