Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Guess It: First Snow at the Palm Springs Tram

Guess It: First Snow at the Palm Springs Tram

Ready to think about the fluffy stuff? It's not long off 'round Mount San Jacinto... Read »

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Gem: Thursday Night VillageFest

Palm Springs Gem: Thursday Night VillageFest

What it is about: Beautiful sunsets, easy strolling, and food purveyors galore. Read »

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Modernism: Retro Yard Sale

Palm Springs Modernism: Retro Yard Sale

The goodie-filled to-do is just one of the events at the big fall gathering. Read »

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

3,000 Carnations: Palm Springs Flower Drop

3,000 Carnations: Palm Springs Flower Drop

A moving and singular Memorial Day tribute happens in the desert each year. Read »

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Altitude: Summer Tramway Deal

High Altitude: Summer Tramway Deal

The Palm Spring's Aerial Tramway deal offers fans a way to cool off in a jiffy. Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Warm Gourmet: Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Warm Gourmet: Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Damp days have you looking to the desert? You can daydream. Read »

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Full Moon Valentine's: Palm Springs Tram

Full Moon Valentine's: Palm Springs Tram

The night'll be especially bright up the side of San Jacinto. Read »

Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free To-Dos: Palm Springs Modernism Week

Free To-Dos: Palm Springs Modernism Week

Yep, lots of the events cost, but there are a few freebies to be had. Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hot Ticket: Modernism Week Bus Tours

Hot Ticket: Modernism Week Bus Tours

Want to lookie-loo at some of the desert's most dramatic homes? Hop on the double-decker. Read »

Friday, Jan 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Desert Divine: Palm Springs Film Fest

Desert Divine: Palm Springs Film Fest

The first of the year's big cinema treats is out the door, fast. 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.