Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Enjoy Sierra-Style Sips Along the Madera Wine Trail

Enjoy Sierra-Style Sips Along the Madera Wine Trail

Is it a secret? Not so much, which is good. Should you go? Big yes. Read »

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Moonbow Magic Over Yosemite Falls

Moonbow Magic Over Yosemite Falls

One is due on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Curious? Read »

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Horseback Riding Through Yosemite Backcountry

Horseback Riding Through Yosemite Backcountry

The Yosemite Valley Stable is open for the summer season, Giddy up! Read »

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Big Trees Tour of Yosemite's Mariposa Grove

The Big Trees Tour of Yosemite's Mariposa Grove

Put on the headphones and prepare to marvel at mega sequoias. Read »

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Here Come the Yosemite Waterfalls

Here Come the Yosemite Waterfalls

Springtime is the right time to marvel before these powerful wonders. Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Driving the Majestic Mountain Loop

Driving the Majestic Mountain Loop

Eager to get back into the mountains, sans chains? Spring is coming. Read »

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Culinary Stars Make for The Ahwahnee

Culinary Stars Make for The Ahwahnee

The starry (and tasty) Chefs Holidays prepare for lift-off. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skating at Yosemite's Famous Ice Rink

Skating at Yosemite's Famous Ice Rink

Take a chilly twirl in a truly epic setting. Read »

Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wawona Hiker Package

Wawona Hiker Package

A sequoia-close landmark again offers a popular strut-about deal. Read »

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yosemite Wine Holidays

Yosemite Wine Holidays

Can autumn be far away? The Ahwahnee lines up its top wine event. 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.