Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winter in the Wineries

Winter in the Wineries

Should colder temps prevent you from tasting Calistoga's tastiest libations? Not at all. Read »

Friday, Nov 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa on Ice

Napa on Ice

Spent a day eating your way through the Valley? There's a way to get some lively exercise in (and look cute doing it). Read »

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Season Goes Subterranean

The Season Goes Subterranean

LA Residence and the Hall Winery have paired up to give big families a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Read »

Monday, Nov 7, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Foodies Meet Filmies

Foodies Meet Filmies

A chef's panel at a film festival? Well, it is in Napa Valley. Read »

Monday, Oct 31, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Four Days of Flavor!

Four Days of Flavor!

Over 100 wineries and two dozen Napa eateries will gather together for a mid-November bash. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Valley Film Festival

Napa Valley Film Festival

"Like Crazy" and "A Beginner's Guide to Endings" will screen. And wine will flow. Of course. Read »

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Train Terrifies (and Tickles)

Wine Train Terrifies (and Tickles)

Tickets are still available for the annual Friday-before-Halloween ride. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

TripAdvisor Hearts Napa

TripAdvisor Hearts Napa

Several eateries get a shout-out from the go-everywhere, feedback-flush site. Read »

Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Valley Open Studios Tour

Napa Valley Open Studios Tour

Eye artists working with paint, metal, clay, and photography. Read »

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Country Ukulele Festival

Wine Country Ukulele Festival

Jam sessions, instrument giveaways, and strum-sweet concerts are on the three-day schedule. 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.