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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Starry Desert Stay: Indian Wells Hotel Refresh

Starry Desert Stay: Indian Wells Hotel Refresh

New suites at The Renaissance Indian Wells spotlight famous performers of the past. Read »

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Tunes and Trains: A Nature-Nice Father's Day

Tunes and Trains: A Nature-Nice Father's Day

Grass Valley hosts a long-running music festival while the Skunk Train hosts a barbecue. Read »

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 3:12 PM

YARTS: Go Yosemite from Fresno

YARTS: Go Yosemite from Fresno

Want to relax on your ride into the national park? There's a new way. Read »

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:56 AM

Santa Cruz: Free Movies on the Beach

Santa Cruz: Free Movies on the Beach

You can probably guess the boardwalk classic that opens up the cinema fun. Read »

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Diablo Full Circle: Go Round the Mountain

Diablo Full Circle: Go Round the Mountain

Trek around the peak and breathe in nature. Read »

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Blend Your Own at Saracina Vineyards

Blend Your Own at Saracina Vineyards

Fashion your perfect libation, in Hopland. Read »

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 3:13 PM

Aw Shucks: Oyster Time at Avila Beach

Aw Shucks: Oyster Time at Avila Beach

How many ways do you like to take your glistening bivalves? Read »

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Two-fer Holiday: World Giraffe Day + Father's Day

Two-fer Holiday: World Giraffe Day + Father's Day

Celebrate your pops and the long-of-neck wonders, in Santa Rosa. Read »

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Mysterious Road Trip: Trona Pinnacles

Mysterious Road Trip: Trona Pinnacles

Visit another solar system without leaving California. Read »

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:01 PM

The Garlic Dream Wedding Contest

The Garlic Dream Wedding Contest

Did you guess this might be in Gilroy? Ding ding ding! 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.