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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden State Inns Make Wacky Top Ten

Golden State Inns Make Wacky Top Ten

The Featherbed Railroad and the Queen Mary make the Hotels.com cut. Read »

Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Queen Mary Takes a New Year's Eve "Voyage"

Queen Mary Takes a New Year's Eve "Voyage"

The permanently docked ship will recall past ports of call with a global bash. Read »

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

2,000,000+ Pounds of Ice, One Famous Ship

2,000,000+ Pounds of Ice, One Famous Ship

An ice-sculptured wonderland forms at a Long Beach landmark. Read »

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Art Deco Weekend: Swells and Cocktails on the Queen Mary

Art Deco Weekend: Swells and Cocktails on the Queen Mary

Swells'll gather in Long Beach for a time-travel-y kind of to-do. Read »

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 8:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Waterski to Catalina (Really)

Waterski to Catalina (Really)

Ready to waterski to Catalina Island? And back? Read »

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Grand Prix Time in Long Beach

Grand Prix Time in Long Beach

It's one of the most famous street races in the world; zoom fans'll be out by the thousands. Read »

Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Long Beach Whale Cruises

Long Beach Whale Cruises

Hop on a cruise and just maybe spy a killer whale. Read »

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Queen Mary Turns 75

The Queen Mary Turns 75

The famous ocean liner is marking a big birthday with fireworks and festivities. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.