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National Park Photos: "Share the Experience" Winners

The amateur shutterbug contest brought out some stunning snapshots See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Paso Pedals: Great Western Bicycle Rally

Paso Pedals: Great Western Bicycle Rally

Find four days of zoom-fly-fast happenings around the Central Coast. Read »

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:46 PM

Free for Moms: Mother's Day at Ruth Bancroft Garden

Free for Moms: Mother's Day at Ruth Bancroft Garden

Admire blooming flowers as you and your mommy stroll the grounds of the Walnut Creek gem. Read »

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 9:21 PM

Spring Surprise: Rhododendrons Among the Redwoods

Spring Surprise: Rhododendrons Among the Redwoods

You know that the redwoods-filled areas have, well, redwoods. But do you know their flowery neighbor? Read »

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 9:25 PM

Now Open: The Tioga Road

Now Open: The Tioga Road

The pass through Yosemite National Park says its spring hello. Read »

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:40 AM

Springtime on the Sugar Pine

Springtime on the Sugar Pine

Enjoy a Moonlight Melodrama or go goldpanning in the Sierra National Forest. Read »

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:51 PM

Safari West: Mother's Day and Mimosas

Safari West: Mother's Day and Mimosas

If your best lady is wild for beasties, go Santa Rosa. Read »

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 8:58 PM

Carlsbad Package: Follow The Hops Highway

Carlsbad Package: Follow The Hops Highway

Visit a quartet of posh breweries (and leave the driving to someone else). Read »

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 12:16 PM

Bike Nevada County: 52 Days of Cycle-Sweet Haps

Bike Nevada County: 52 Days of Cycle-Sweet Haps

Ready to roam the hilly burg by two wheels? Read »

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Maypoles and Mother's Day: A Springtime Russian River Party

Maypoles and Mother's Day: A Springtime Russian River Party

The Russian River Valley Rose Company embraces the joys of May. 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.