Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spooky Safari

Spooky Safari

Safari West has an overnight deal just ahead of Halloween. Read »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Nerdy Safari

Nerdy Safari

Safari West introduces a new tour that covers more ground about the park's famous animals. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Easter Bunny Safari Search

Easter Bunny Safari Search

Take a Safari West ride and keep your eyes peeled for the six-foot-tall rabbit. Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Porcupines in Love

Porcupines in Love

Safari West spotlights the love lives of animals during Wild Jungle Love. Read »

Friday, Dec 9, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa on Safari

Santa on Safari

If your season has been notably lacking in giraffe, fear not. That can be remedied. Read »

Monday, Nov 21, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Safari West's Newest Bundle

Safari West's Newest Bundle

A baby giraffe makes a big debut at the Santa Rosa park. There's awww-inducing video. Read »

Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Twilight on the Serengeti

Twilight on the Serengeti

Raise funds and admire the wildebeest at the Santa Rosa animal park. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine and Rhinos

Wine and Rhinos

Safari West has partnered with the Francis Ford Coppola Winery for a wild night out. Read »

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wild About Mom!

Wild About Mom!

Safari West has a special brunch and tour on for Mother's Day. 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.