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 »

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 »

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, 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 »

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Train Ride for Mother's Day

A Train Ride for Mother's Day

There are a few seats left on the Napa Valley Wine Train for Mom's big day. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Wine Train Gets an App

The Wine Train Gets an App

What's that winery, over there, in the distance? Now you'll know. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sippin' and Singin' at the Wine Train

Sippin' and Singin' at the Wine Train

It's a free community night. Drinks are extra, but the warbling is gratis. Read »

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Love Lock Bridge's Fuzzy Addition

Love Lock Bridge's Fuzzy Addition

Very rascally, Napa Valley Wine Train visitor. Very rascally indeed. Read »

Friday, Feb 4, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Love Lock Bridge

The Love Lock Bridge

Do you and your paramour have your sturdy, steel clasper picked out? Good. 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.