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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:51 PM

Swallows Day Parade: Capistrano History

Swallows Day Parade: Capistrano History

A mercado starts out the festive morning in San Juan Capistrano. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 2:17 PM

Eye-Popping: Flower Fields to Open

Eye-Popping: Flower Fields to Open

The colorful Carlsbad spread is only open a few weeks each year. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 6:19 PM

Buellton Wine and Chili Festival

Buellton Wine and Chili Festival

It's a meaty, merlot-esque kind of March party around the wine country town. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 10:47 AM

Lake Tahoe: Hotel Becket Deal

Lake Tahoe: Hotel Becket Deal

The recently debuted Joie de Vivre property has a "sweater weather" offer on through the middle of April. Read »

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 5:22 PM

Taste of Yountville: Welcome Spring

Taste of Yountville: Welcome Spring

Yountville Live is also happening over the same big weekend. Read »

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 1:54 PM

California Nut Festival: Chico Delish

California Nut Festival: Chico Delish

Are almonds your go-to? Are you wild for walnuts? Here's your plate-filler of a party. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 2:17 PM

Explore the Sounds of Monterey Bay

Explore the Sounds of Monterey Bay

We can name the sights of the sanctuary, but can you describe what's often heard? Read »

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 3:12 PM

Rhododendrons: Coastal Spring Blooms

Rhododendrons: Coastal Spring Blooms

Redwood-adjacent blossoming follows an April bash in Fort Bragg. Read »

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Dana Point: Whale Party Time

Dana Point: Whale Party Time

How mondo is the annual Festival of Whales? It covers two weekends. Read »

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

Bliss out on bites at Bacara Resort & Spa while paying tribute to the legacy of Julia Child. 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.