Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hot 2014: San Diego International Auto Show

Hot 2014: San Diego International Auto Show

Gleaming cars and fancy fenders? They'll vroom-vroom in the new year. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Unusual Ice Rinks of the Golden State

Unusual Ice Rinks of the Golden State

Twirl near Half Dome or try a couples' skate near the ocean. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wee Roar: Two Lion Cubs Born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Wee Roar: Two Lion Cubs Born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Oshana gave birth to a female and male. Coming soon? The public debut. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Year-Closer: Huge Inflatables on Parade

San Diego Year-Closer: Huge Inflatables on Parade

A Holiday Bowl tradition takes to the streets (literally). Read »

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Only U.S. Zoo to See Tasmanian Devils: San Diego

Only U.S. Zoo to See Tasmanian Devils: San Diego

The furry, big-teethed quartet made their zoo debut on Oct. 24. Read »

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Craft Brew Love-In: San Diego Beer Week

Craft Brew Love-In: San Diego Beer Week

The town that's near the top of the hops heap lines up the pint glasses. Read »

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ghosts, History, and the Whaley House

Ghosts, History, and the Whaley House

One of the country's most famous haunted abodes offers October tours. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spirited San Diego: Looking for the Famous Del Ghost

Spirited San Diego: Looking for the Famous Del Ghost

The hotel's ghost is so celebrated she is known by her name: Kate Morgan. Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego's Money-Savingest Month: Kids Free October

San Diego's Money-Savingest Month: Kids Free October

Over 35 museums will waive admission for children; other attractions are part of the deal, too. Read »

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweet Snow Day for the San Diego Pandas

Sweet Snow Day for the San Diego Pandas

Some 30,000 pounds of the cold stuff drifted into Panda Canyon. 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.
Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals, warmer weather -- yes, there are reasons to head south.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visitng Shamu at Sea World.

BAY'S BEST

Culture, wine, boating, hiking, beachcombing, museums. You don't have to drive far to get away.