Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 6:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Otter Easter

A Very Otter Easter

Monterey Bay Aquarium puts out the icy holiday spread for its famous residents. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 2:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sign Up Now: Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby

Sign Up Now: Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby

People-powered machines'll race through the hilly Gold Country outpost. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Berry Bevy: California Strawberry Festival

Berry Bevy: California Strawberry Festival

How much pie can you eat in a very intense and short period of time? Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hello, Eastern Sierra: Sonora Pass Opens

Hello, Eastern Sierra: Sonora Pass Opens

One of the great routes over the Sierra is set for its seasonal debut. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Know Highway 1? Show Off (and Maybe Win)

Know Highway 1? Show Off (and Maybe Win)

A Lonely Planet contest is looking for your very best pin. Read »

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 6:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gibbon Conservation Center Welcomes Baby Surprise

Gibbon Conservation Center Welcomes Baby Surprise

Mom Tuk delivered a baby girl at the Santa Clarita primates preserve. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 6:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Melt the Butter: Castroville Artichoke Festival

Melt the Butter: Castroville Artichoke Festival

Do you go oil, butter, or mayo? Celebrate the tastiest dippable around. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Landmark Gets Beachier

San Diego Landmark Gets Beachier

Chaise lounges and fringed umbrellas will debut in time for summer. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Great Museum Discounts: Discover the Arts LA

Great Museum Discounts: Discover the Arts LA

Over 30 museums offer deals in association with a bevy of hot hotels. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Photographer's Special: The Skunk Train

Photographer's Special: The Skunk Train

Want the on-the-move superstar to stand still for a second? You're in luck. 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.

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