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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 »

Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Knott's Scary Farm: 2017 Hotel Packages

Knott's Scary Farm: 2017 Hotel Packages

Too teeth-chattery to make the drive home from Buena Park? Find your cozy bed nearby. Read »

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 5:35 PM

Volcan Valley Apple Farm: U Pick Opening

Volcan Valley Apple Farm: U Pick Opening

Get excited: It's nearly that time up 'round Julian, fall lovers. Read »

Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 9:59 PM

The Kimpton Everly: Dapper New Hollywood Stay

The Kimpton Everly: Dapper New Hollywood Stay

Rise, shine, open the curtains, and gaze upon the famous Hollywood Hills at the stylish destination. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Elvis Presley Festival: Garden Grove Gathering

Elvis Presley Festival: Garden Grove Gathering

Tribute artists, sparkly jumpsuits, and hip-shaking songs rule the 18th annual party. Read »

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Mono County: Gorgeous Hiking Trails

Mono County: Gorgeous Hiking Trails

The snowy winter has made for a water-beautiful summer, with plentiful waterfalls and serene lakes. Read »

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 at 10:44 AM

Palm Springs Tram: Solar Eclipse Viewing

Palm Springs Tram: Solar Eclipse Viewing

Call upon Mountain Station on Monday, Aug. 21 for a special program. Read »

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Free: Festival of Arts Birthday Bash

Free: Festival of Arts Birthday Bash

Enter the famous festival and pay nothing to do so (also, look for the free activities, too). 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.