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Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 9:10 AM

Big Bear: Village Fall Wine Walk

Big Bear: Village Fall Wine Walk

Spend the middle Saturday of September sauntering/sipping among the businesses of the mountain town. Read »

Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Oxnard: Find Your Close-to-the-Beach Stay

Oxnard: Find Your Close-to-the-Beach Stay

Have a favorite stretch of sand? Spend the night near the surf. Read »

Monday, Aug 28, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Free: Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

Free: Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

Dozens of imaginative artists will be out and about in Ventura Harbor Village creating gaze-down works of art. Read »

Monday, Sep 4, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Catalina Film Festival: Cinematic Island Trip

Catalina Film Festival: Cinematic Island Trip

Spend the end of September, and first day of October, watching films and seeing stars in Avalon. Read »

Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Sunnylands: Tour the Rancho Mirage Gem

Sunnylands: Tour the Rancho Mirage Gem

The celebrated estate took the warm summer off, but informative walks are set to begin again in mid-September. Read »

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 2:33 PM

Coaster Campout at Knott's Berry Farm

Coaster Campout at Knott's Berry Farm

Spend the night at the Buena Park theme park's Park Pavilion. Read »

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 at 2:48 PM

Yosemite Ski Fun: Early Bird Pass

Yosemite Ski Fun: Early Bird Pass

Purchase your pass before Sept. 1 and look forward to a winter full of schussing and snowy good times. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

It's an October-long lark, with several area businesses displaying their most creatively imagined figures. Read »

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Solvang Sweet: Æbleskiver-Eating Contest

Solvang Sweet: Æbleskiver-Eating Contest

How many of these classic pastries can you devour in a row? Read »

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Happy Birthday, National Park Service

Happy Birthday, National Park Service

Find your way to a sublime setting, and pay nothing to enter, on Friday, Aug. 25. Read »

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, close weekend away or an exciting week-long adventure, Worth the Trip offers daily stories on what is truly worth your valuable vacation time. Whether by car, plane, train, boat, bicycle, kayak or snowshoes -- Worth the Trip points you in the right direction.
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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 NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.