Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gold Rush Days

Gold Rush Days

Old West-type fun rules the streets of Old Sacramento over Labor Day Weekend. Read »

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Time Travel Weekends

Time Travel Weekends

July and August weekends around Old Sactown get extra old-timey. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spooky Sactown

Spooky Sactown

A trio of atmospheric walking tours promise to be both informative and perhaps a tad terrifying. Read »

Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Date Night Underground

Date Night Underground

Dine together and then hoof it through history, in Old Sacramento. Read »

Monday, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gold Rush Days 2011

Gold Rush Days 2011

It's a rootin', tootin' time in Old Sactown. Read »

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Underground Expanding

The Underground Expanding

The popular Sacramento Underground tour is going deeper. Well, wider, anyway. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Time Travel Weekends

Time Travel Weekends

The suspender-wearing street theater high jinks make an Old Sacramento summer sweeter. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Twain Stamp to Launch in Old Sac

Twain Stamp to Launch in Old Sac

Love your Clemens? Get to Sacramento for a "time travel" kind of day. Read »

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old Sac Goes Above Ground

Old Sac Goes Above Ground

Seen subterranean Sactown? Now take a look at what's overhead. Read »

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Go Beneath and Below Old Sacramento

Go Beneath and Below Old Sacramento

The popular underground walkarounds are starting back up for the season. 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.