Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Botanic Garden Twinkles Brightly

The Botanic Garden Twinkles Brightly

Garden of Lights is a tradition at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Historic Cemeteries of the Golden State

Historic Cemeteries of the Golden State

San Diego and Los Angeles both made a Weather Channel list. Read »

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Hound-Happy Hornblower Kind of Day

A Hound-Happy Hornblower Kind of Day

A San Diego boatline opens up the gangplank to our pup pals. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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By Angela Bull

Is That All You've Got?

Is That All You've Got?

Earn awards and bragging rights after braving over 50 obstacles and a slew of Marine Corp drill instructors. Read »

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Desert Wildflowers in Bloom

Desert Wildflowers in Bloom

It's time to take the drive if you want to see this year's desert flowers. Read »

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Insect Festival 2012

Insect Festival 2012

The San Diego Botanic Garden celebrates bugs, bees, and beyond. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Botanic Garden Fairy Festival

Botanic Garden Fairy Festival

The San Diego Botanic Garden welcomes winged revelers, big and small. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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By Becky Stickney

8 Most Visited National Parks

The top 8 National Parks and just how long it takes to get there from here. See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

In Del Mar and Out of This World

In Del Mar and Out of This World

The San Diego County Fair is ready to open, meaning it is officially fair season around SoCal. Read »

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Encinitas Chocolate Festival

Encinitas Chocolate Festival

Your mom have a sweet tooth and love her garden walks? San Diego Botanic Gardens might have your perfect holiday outing. 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.