Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Mysteriously Magnificent: Shark Days in Monterey

Mysteriously Magnificent: Shark Days in Monterey

Learn about, and admire, those much-obsessed-over ocean denizens. Read »

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Santa Cruz Spicy: Chili Cook-Off

Santa Cruz Spicy: Chili Cook-Off

Taste an array of caliente stews, on the boardwalk. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Make merry in one of the park's, and state's, grandest dining rooms. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Sonoma Sips: A Wine & Food Affair

Sonoma Sips: A Wine & Food Affair

The early November festivity follows the vineyard-rich Wine Road. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Flavor! Napa Valley: A Silverado Package

Flavor! Napa Valley: A Silverado Package

Spending the days ahead of Thanksgiving gourmet-noshing? Get a stay-close deal. Read »

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Holiday Teas at Shadelands Ranch

Holiday Teas at Shadelands Ranch

Don your velvet and bows and head out for a history-pleasant respite. Read »

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Percy Toot-Toots Into Felton

Percy Toot-Toots Into Felton

The engine joins Thomas for a Roaring Camp Railroads Halloween Party. Read »

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Looking to 2015: World Championship Abalone Cook-Off

Looking to 2015: World Championship Abalone Cook-Off

Cooks are already lining up for the tasty to-do. Read »

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 11:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Recycled Holidays" in Morro Bay

Deals and unique finds: Make for the vintage-and-antique-laden burg. Read »

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Kinetic Whimsy Machines Roll in Ventura

Kinetic Whimsy Machines Roll in Ventura

Imaginatively built cars lend support for the Turning Point Foundation. 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.