Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Solvang's Cozy Christmas Lead-Up

Solvang's Cozy Christmas Lead-Up

"The Spirit of Giving" is the theme for the 2014 Julefest. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Cypress Inn: Love on the Rocks Package

Cypress Inn: Love on the Rocks Package

Cocktails, a posh room, and a kayak adventure await. Read »

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Announced: Mega Summertime Death Valley Run

Announced: Mega Summertime Death Valley Run

"The World's Toughest Footrace" heads from the hot national park to Mt. Whitney on its traditional course. Read »

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:54 PM

A Very Charming Cambria Christmas

A Very Charming Cambria Christmas

The postcard of a town celebrates a "Holiday in the Pines." Read »

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Crab-Feasting, the Mendocino Way

Crab-Feasting, the Mendocino Way

Though winter chill may fall, the melted butter 'round Mendo is hot. Read »

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Santa Makes His Big, California-Style Water Arrivals

Santa Makes His Big, California-Style Water Arrivals

San Diego, Nick's Cove, Petaluma, and Capitola all watch for Kris Kringle's H20 hello. Read »

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Giant Gingerbread Houses on Approach

Giant Gingerbread Houses on Approach

The Fairmont, The Claremont, and other spots spotlight sugary lobby displays. Read »

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Palms and Pirouettes: The Del's Skating by the Sea

Palms and Pirouettes: The Del's Skating by the Sea

The turret-pretty hotel's seasonal rink debuts on Thanksgiving. Read »

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Opening Days Ahead: Hello, Tahoe Snow

Opening Days Ahead: Hello, Tahoe Snow

Are you already dressed in your lift-best wear? Read »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Turkey, Then Wine: A Post-Holiday Holiday in Sonoma County

Turkey, Then Wine: A Post-Holiday Holiday in Sonoma County

Count 'em: 26 wineries get into the seasonal mood. Read »

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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.