Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Field of Hammocks

Field of Hammocks

Yes. Please take us there now. Read »

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Olive Feast, Sonoma-Style

Olive Feast, Sonoma-Style

The most elegant night on the olive calendar is just ahead. (You have an olive calendar, right?) Read »

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Passport to Dry Creek Valley

"A white-sand beach" inside a cellar? Raising a glass to the whimsy. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

ARTrails Open Studios

ARTrails Open Studios

Eye works -- and workplaces -- of some 135 artists in and around Sonoma. Read »

Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sonoma County Book Festival

Sonoma County Book Festival

A full, free day of panels and lit-love'll be going down around Santa Rosa's Courthouse Square. Read »

Friday, Sep 2, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Barbecues, auctions, and winemakers are on the menu. Read »

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wednesday Night Markets to Open

Wednesday Night Markets to Open

Produce and food and vino and tunes and everything Sonoma-ish return to Santa Rosa. Read »

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival

Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival

It's the 38th sail for this watery toodle; lickety-split boat-building is on the agenda. Read »

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Healdsburg Spring Sidewalk Sale

Healdsburg Spring Sidewalk Sale

Browse clothing, kitchenware, and more. Read »

Friday, Feb 25, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cozy Fireplace. We Want. Now.

Cozy Fireplace. We Want. Now.

The Timber Cove Inn wants to take the chill off. 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.