Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Olive's Holiday

The Olive's Holiday

Sonoma Valley is all about a tiny, be-pitted fruit come wintertime. Read »

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Savor Sonoma Details Announced

Savor Sonoma Details Announced

Looking ahead to some nice merlots in March? It's a plan. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Heart of Sonoma Holiday Open House

Heart of Sonoma Holiday Open House

Some 27 wineries'll put out the holiday cheer over one convivial weekend. Read »

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sonoma Valley Crush

Sonoma Valley Crush

An annual Heart of Sonoma Valley weekend sends fans into the thick of it. Read »

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Later Wine Tasting

The Later Wine Tasting

Didn't make it up to Sonoma before 4 p.m.? You still have time. Read »

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A St. Patrick's Savor

A St. Patrick's Savor

What merry plans have you for mid-March? Savor Sonoma Valley has a suggestion. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sonoma Valley Crush

Sonoma Valley Crush

You know wine. You love wine. But have you learned to make wine? Read »

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sherry Celebration

Sherry Celebration

It's an end-of-the-meal libation that's right whenever. Get to know it in Petaluma. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Sonoma chefs and Sonoma wines are the stars of this 22nd annual outing. Read »

Monday, Mar 14, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Savor Sonoma Valley

Savor Sonoma Valley

It celebrated two decades last year; now the barrel-y bash gets pouring again. 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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