Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega Bay + Chowder 4ever

Bodega Bay + Chowder 4ever

Gotta have your creamy, briny goodness? Bodega Bay wants to help. Read »

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Seafood and Art in Bodega

Seafood and Art in Bodega

A summery festival dips a spoon into the chowder. There's art and other easy-breezy haps, too. Read »

Friday, Apr 6, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega Bay Wooden Boat Challenge

Bodega Bay Wooden Boat Challenge

The Fisherman's Festival returns for its 39th outing; a boat blessing and other festivities are part of the water-close weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Boats in Bodega Bay

Big Boats in Bodega Bay

Adore your tall ships? Get up the coast to see two beauties. Read »

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega-Style Chowder Throwdown

Bodega-Style Chowder Throwdown

Get your bowl of hearty, sea-based goodness in. Wait. Bowl? Make that bowls. Read »

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega Bay Seafood, Art & Wine Festival

Bodega Bay Seafood, Art & Wine Festival

Things to look at, things to imbibe, and things to bite are all on the menu. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega Bay Int'l Short Film Festival

Bodega Bay Int'l Short Film Festival

A Memorial Day Weekend movie party puts the emphasis on lickety-split stories. Read »

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival

Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival

It's the 38th sail for this watery toodle; lickety-split boat-building is on the agenda. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crab Feeds at Tides Wharf

Crab Feeds at Tides Wharf

There are three more to go, including one just ahead of Valentine's. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Chowder Day in Bodega Bay

Chowder Day in Bodega Bay

Oh yeah. An octet of eateries are making the creamy, savory goods. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive 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.