Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:08 AM

12-13-14: Vegas Weddings Make a Date

12-13-14: Vegas Weddings Make a Date

The rare sequence of numbers means nuptials packages around Sin City. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Destination PSP: Palm Springs-Focused Shop Debuts

Destination PSP: Palm Springs-Focused Shop Debuts

Most of the merch is made in the region, and reflects that desert lifestyle. Read »

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Death Valley Time Machine: '49ers Encampment

Death Valley Time Machine: '49ers Encampment

Early gold-seekers are remembered near Furnace Creek. Read »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Ventura's Got Spirit (and Many Ghost Tours)

Ventura's Got Spirit (and Many Ghost Tours)

The historic city has a wraith-seeking walk for just about every sort of phantom fan. Read »

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Ojai + the Other Side: A Spirited October Evening

Ojai + the Other Side: A Spirited October Evening

Sip cocktails and maybe commune with the Great Beyond at a stylish adult evening. Read »

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Mysteriously Magnificent: Shark Days in Monterey

Mysteriously Magnificent: Shark Days in Monterey

Learn about, and admire, those much-obsessed-over ocean denizens. Read »

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Santa Cruz Spicy: Chili Cook-Off

Santa Cruz Spicy: Chili Cook-Off

Taste an array of caliente stews, on the boardwalk. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Make merry in one of the park's, and state's, grandest dining rooms. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Sonoma Sips: A Wine & Food Affair

Sonoma Sips: A Wine & Food Affair

The early November festivity follows the vineyard-rich Wine Road. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Flavor! Napa Valley: A Silverado Package

Flavor! Napa Valley: A Silverado Package

Spending the days ahead of Thanksgiving gourmet-noshing? Get a stay-close deal. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip 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.