Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cheese Days at Grgich Hills

Cheese Days at Grgich Hills

Cheese experts and cheese talk rule the winery's weekend. Read »

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Trick or Train

Trick or Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train is looking ahead to the spookiest of holidays. Read »

Friday, Aug 5, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Opera Houses and Universes

Opera Houses and Universes

Beatles buff gather to sing along to "Across the Universe"; opera, Jim Sturgess, and whimsy fans are welcome. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 4:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Culinary Crawl

Napa Culinary Crawl

Take in a quartet of dining spots and find a new favorite or two. Read »

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cause for the Paws

Cause for the Paws

A big fundraiser for Napa Humane is afoot. Or apaw, rather. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Valley Festival del Sole

Napa Valley Festival del Sole

If you didn't make Tuscany this summer, you still can, in a way. A very good way. Read »

Friday, Jul 8, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 125th, Calistoga!

Happy 125th, Calistoga!

The Napa Valley burg is celebrating a big one, and both bounce houses and local beverages are involved. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flavor! Tickets on Sale

Flavor! Tickets on Sale

The culinary confab is set for Napa Valley in November. Read »

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cheers! St. Helena

Cheers! St. Helena

Summer Fridays, kicking around Napa? Yeah. We'll raise a glass to that. Read »

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Chefs' Market Opens for the Season

Napa Chefs' Market Opens for the Season

The downtown food-and-vino gathering kicks off its season on Thursday, May 19. 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.

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