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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 56th, Monterey Jazz Festival

Happy 56th, Monterey Jazz Festival

Bobby McFerrin and Diana Krall will welcome autumn with sweet tunes. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Jellies and Jazz: Evenings by the Bay in Monterey

Jellies and Jazz: Evenings by the Bay in Monterey

Jazz, complimentary wine sips, and an aquarium setting make for a summer classic. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

Cabers shall be tossed and kilts shall be worn. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Eating Alfresco Around Monterey Bay

Eating Alfresco Around Monterey Bay

The visitors bureau has tips on where to have a proper picnic. Read »

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taking a Fast Raft on Monterey Bay

Taking a Fast Raft on Monterey Bay

It's a low-to-the-water ocean experience. What will you see from there? Read »

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Fest: Cocktails, Cabs, Chowder, Calamari

Monterey Fest: Cocktails, Cabs, Chowder, Calamari

The 37th outing for the annual wine festival includes spirits and soups. Read »

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Salt Masterpiece in Monterey

A Salt Masterpiece in Monterey

The Monterey Museum of Art is featuring an elegant and ephemeral artwork. Read »

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

17-Mile Drive (by Segway)

17-Mile Drive (by Segway)

Call it a fresh way to take in the waves, cypress trees, and views. Read »

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summertime at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Summertime at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

A host of activities, and a new free app, are on the institution's schedule. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Otters Return to Monterey Bay Aquarium

The refurbishment of the popular animals' two-story exhibit is complete. View gallery »

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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.