Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Sep 1, 2012 at 9:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Valley Wine Train Night Tours

Napa Valley Wine Train Night Tours

Sundays will now be a part of the Napa Valley Wine Train's popular night winery tours. Read »

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Harvest STOMP

Harvest STOMP

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers throw a party ahead of their busiest time. Read »

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sommelier Doc to Premiere in Napa

Sommelier Doc to Premiere in Napa

Has a film ever fit with a festival quite as well? Read »

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Christmas in May

Christmas in May

Are you a big fan of the Napa Wine Train's St. Nicholas? You can get your tickets now. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spur of the Moment Napa

Spur of the Moment Napa

The new Do Napa Overnight Kit assists visitors who decide to stay after a day around the county. Read »

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tasting the Trails

Tasting the Trails

Nope, the grapes aren't ripe, but the time is ripe for recreating in one of the world's prettiest stretches. Read »

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa's Artsy April

Napa's Artsy April

Art lovers and wine lovers -- and those people who consider themselves to be both -- are making for a host of events. (Wait, there's a lot of cross-over there, right?) Read »

Monday, Mar 5, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sipping Yountville

Sipping Yountville

A Saturday spent snacking around Yountville? Oh, gone on: Twist our arm. (Kidding -- we're so there.) Read »

Monday, Dec 19, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Why Howdy, Coombsville

Why Howdy, Coombsville

The Napa Valley nook receives its official American Viticultural designation. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Napa Urban Wine Crawl

The Napa Urban Wine Crawl

It's a city taste-a-thon in the heart of wine country. 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.