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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 8:37 PM

Livermore Labor Day: Harvest Wine Celebration

Livermore Labor Day: Harvest Wine Celebration

Say hello to California Wine Month while savoring a bevy of activities at area wineries. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Santa Cruz Sweet: Gourmet Grazing on the Green

Santa Cruz Sweet: Gourmet Grazing on the Green

Sample local foodstuffs and vinos while helping area cancer support services. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Omni La Costa: Stay Like a President

Omni La Costa: Stay Like a President

Get 20.16% off a luxury suite on select election-themed nights. Read »

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Sequoia Fundraiser: Food Truck Festival

Sequoia Fundraiser: Food Truck Festival

Wend your way to Visalia on the last Saturday of summer. Read »

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 at 12:22 PM

Folklore Fun: Paul Bunyan Days

Folklore Fun: Paul Bunyan Days

The spirit of the lumberjack and his faithful friend Babe shine at this Labor Day Weekend fest. Read »

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Awwws Aplenty: Sea Otter Awareness Week

Awwws Aplenty: Sea Otter Awareness Week

Visit Morro Bay to eye a display, and take part in activities, in September. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 9:06 AM

The Return of Madonna Inn Pink Chocolate

The Return of Madonna Inn Pink Chocolate

The roadside charmer's famous foodstuff took the summer off, but vacation time is over. Read »

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 at 2:28 PM

Lompoc Lark: Mural in a Weekend

Lompoc Lark: Mural in a Weekend

Join in as a master artists paints a large-scale work in one of California's most mural-y towns. Read »

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 9:09 PM

Big Bear Autumn: Flashlight Safaris

Big Bear Autumn: Flashlight Safaris

Explore the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, and meet some nocturnal critters, every Friday and Saturday in October. Read »

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 9:47 PM

Yosemite Skiing: Season Pass Deal

Yosemite Skiing: Season Pass Deal

Dreaming of wintertime getaways? Celebrate the NPS centennial and score a sweet discount. 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.
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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.