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Fly to Pittsburgh, City of Bridges and big hills, for $268

American and Southwest will take you to Pittsburgh and back for $268, including all fees and taxes. The round-trip deal out of LAX is subject to availability, of course, and requires flights to be taken Monday through Thursday, or on a Saturday. The deal is available for flights through April 24. But move quickly: Tickets must be purchased by Thursday (Oct. 27).

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Pets on parade during run-up to Halloween at LAX

LAX is parading out the pets next week in costumes for what the airport has dubbed a “Howling Halloween parade.”

On Thursday, 12 members of the airport’s PUP program – Pets Unstressing Passengers – will march through the Tom Bradley Terminal, the dogs dressed as pandas, ghost hunters and other characters.

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First a cocktail ice bar wowed Las Vegas. Now there's a Caviar Room.

Caviar, that most luxurious of delicacies, is getting the star treatment at one Las Vegas eatery. Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace has opened a room that will serve nothing but caviar dishes.

This is a place to unwind in style— it’s located in the restaurant’s lounge — and spend a lot of money on plates of fish eggs.

Guests can meet celebrity chef Guy Savoy at the room Nov.

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Here's why you may not get free drinks in Las Vegas anymore

Time was Las Vegas casinos served free booze so you would stay and gamble — and maybe loosen up enough to play even more. Now a few big casino companies are shifting gears by rewarding certain gamblers and leaving others high and dry.

Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts are experimenting with technology that allows them to track how much people are spending on casino games.

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Let someone else do the planning on this RV road trip up California's central coast

Hit the road, Jack, and crank up the radio for a road trip by RV. Tracks & Trails’ driving itinerary winds up the coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco, with stops in Santa Barbara, San Simeon, Big Sur and Monterey.

The 11-day trip includes time to ferry to Channel Islands National Park and hike among the redwoods at a Central California state park.

Evenings are spent in the RV at park campsites.

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Top 17 for 2017: Best new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks

At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2017. Then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.

It already seems like 2017 is shaping up as a good year for ride enthusiasts and theme park fans.

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