Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

The traveling event puts the spotlight on classic favorites galore. Read »

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Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Encinitas Sweet: Fairies Flit for Summer Solstice

Encinitas Sweet: Fairies Flit for Summer Solstice

Sparkle and glitter reign at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Read »

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Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Channel Islands Tall Ship Adventure

Channel Islands Tall Ship Adventure

The Californian will turn its bow towards the national park. Read »

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Opening: Tiger Trail at Safari Park

Opening: Tiger Trail at Safari Park

Get to know the Sumatran Tiger and its majestic world. Read »

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Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 8:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flavor Among Flowers: Botanic Garden Chocolate Fest

Flavor Among Flowers: Botanic Garden Chocolate Fest

Over a dozen swanky choc-a-lot chefs'll be setting up their finest squares. Read »

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Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Free Ways to Celebrate Science

Free Ways to Celebrate Science

Test your skills at cleaning the ocean or try and detect the various odors of the city. Read »

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Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 6:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Juicy Gathering: Fancy Tomato Time

Juicy Gathering: Fancy Tomato Time

Tomatomania! brings the heirloom magic to salad fans across the state. Read »

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Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 4:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Day: Pups Inside the Botanic Garden

Rare Day: Pups Inside the Botanic Garden

Grab your best furry bud and stroll through an Encinitas wonderland. Read »

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Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 7:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Signs of Spring: Butterflies on the Wing

Signs of Spring: Butterflies on the Wing

Those flitty symbols of the season fly for San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Read »

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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 »

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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.