Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bubblefest: One POP-ular Show

Bubblefest: One POP-ular Show

Is soap supernatural? Practically. See magic made in Santa Ana. Read »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Science, with a Side of Ick, in Santa Ana

Science, with a Side of Ick, in Santa Ana

A "disgusting" exhibit at the Discover Science Center has kids laughing (and learning). Read »

Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Exhibit: Gingerbread + Science + Discovery + Fun

OC Exhibit: Gingerbread + Science + Discovery + Fun

The Discovery Science Center's annual holiday tradition boasts a yummy competition. Read »

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Neato: Spooky Science at Discovery Science Center

Neato: Spooky Science at Discovery Science Center

Make slime -- and take it home -- at this seasonal and smart exhibit. Read »

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wee Archaeologists Get into Indy Show for Free

Wee Archaeologists Get into Indy Show for Free

Have spring-breakers around the house? Make for Santa Ana. Read »

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bubble Time in Santa Ana

Bubble Time in Santa Ana

The Discovery Science Center's soapiest spectacular is on approach. Read »

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 »

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Exhibit: The Mysteries of Gingerbread

OC Exhibit: The Mysteries of Gingerbread

Make a gingerbread mix and learn about what's behind it, in Santa Ana. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dia de los Muertos in OC

Dia de los Muertos in OC

A SoCal tradition is back, making stops in both OC and LA. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology

Tickets are now on sale for a swashbuckling exhibit headed for Santa Ana. 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.