Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The 1st Las Vegas Halloween Parade

The 1st Las Vegas Halloween Parade

C'mon. Someone -- SOMEONE -- is going as The King. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Luck Be a Lassie Tonight

Luck Be a Lassie Tonight

Rio, Caesars, and Imperial Palace introduce new Fido-nice features. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Visiting "The 13th Floor" at Circus Circus

Visiting

The Vegas clownery has a terrifying tour on, just in time for the spooky season. Read »

Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ooh La La Wine Tastings

Ooh La La Wine Tastings

You, and a special friend, and the Eiffel Tower (in Vegas), and French wines. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

LA and Vegas Make a Movie Hotel List

LA and Vegas Make a Movie Hotel List

We can't resist a movie hotel top ten. Here's one from LetItFlow.com. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Wine Tastings at the Vegas Hilton

Free Wine Tastings at the Vegas Hilton

It's a refreshing and sparkly bit of downtime for your go-go-go Sin City schedule. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer of Cirque

Summer of Cirque

Deals are leaping and stretching for the mega-troupe's Vegas shows. Read »

Monday, Aug 16, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Six Intriguing Things About Rumor

Six Intriguing Things About Rumor

It's the latest boutique hotel in Vegas. Here's what we're looking at. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

JELL-O Shots and Knights in Armor

JELL-O Shots and Knights in Armor

We've heard of some offbeat check-in perks, but never this. Read »

Sunday, Aug 29, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

MGM Grand's "Get a Life" Contest

MGM Grand's

You didn't have any plans for the Sept. 24-26 weekend anyway, right? 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.