Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paint Ventura

Paint Ventura

Line up those easels, artists, and put brush to canvas. Read »

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ventura Music Week

Ventura Music Week

Blues, swing, jazz, and more; one of the rockingest weeks on the coast is set to start. Read »

Sunday, Jan 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Valentine's, Vino, and Ventura

Valentine's, Vino, and Ventura

Delicious beverages and tasty eats are at the center of the holiday vineyard party. Read »

Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tall Ships Head North

Tall Ships Head North

Missed these two beauties in Newport Beach? Here's your do-over. Read »

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Eating Ojai

Eating Ojai

Get to know the edibles of Ojai over a food-filled Saturday. Read »

Monday, Aug 8, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ventura's Ocean-Breezy Bash Opens

Ventura's Ocean-Breezy Bash Opens

The Pacific-close county fair opens for its twelve-day run. Read »

Sunday, Jul 3, 2011 at 3:41 AM
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By Annalisa Guidone

Parks for Pups

Parks for Pups

Areas like the Channel Coast, Monterey, and Malibu offer amazing hiking and scenery for you and your canine companion to explore. Read »

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ventura Ghost Walk

Ventura Ghost Walk

Go inside the Ventura City Hall for ghosty stories galore. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Britt Peterson

Ventura Ventures

Ventura Ventures

Wait., before you rule it out as a vacation destination, read on... 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.