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Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Awww Over Safari Park's 'Late Summer Baby Boom'

So sweet: A young giraffe, an elephant, an oryx, a rhino, and a zebra are all providing coo-worthy moments at the San Diego-close animal preserve.View gallery »

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Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sigh Over the Kona Kai's Swanky Updates

The San Diego destination boasts several "newly expanded luxury suites."View gallery »

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Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 9:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bow Wow Cruise: San Diego Sweet

Head out on to the bay with Hornblower and a bevy of costumed canines.View gallery »

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Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Images: San Diego Botanic Garden

Photos from the San Diego Botanic Garden located in Encinitas, north of downtown San Diego, California.View gallery »

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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

The traveling event puts the spotlight on classic favorites galore. Read »

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Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Encinitas Sweet: Fairies Flit for Summer Solstice

Encinitas Sweet: Fairies Flit for Summer Solstice

Sparkle and glitter reign at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Read »

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Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Channel Islands Tall Ship Adventure

Channel Islands Tall Ship Adventure

The Californian will turn its bow towards the national park. Read »

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Opening: Tiger Trail at Safari Park

Opening: Tiger Trail at Safari Park

Get to know the Sumatran Tiger and its majestic world. Read »

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Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 8:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flavor Among Flowers: Botanic Garden Chocolate Fest

Flavor Among Flowers: Botanic Garden Chocolate Fest

Over a dozen swanky choc-a-lot chefs'll be setting up their finest squares. Read »

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Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Free Ways to Celebrate Science

Free Ways to Celebrate Science

Test your skills at cleaning the ocean or try and detect the various odors of the city. 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.