Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Get a different view of the hilly burg as evening falls (and you zoom). Read »

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tahoe and Napa: Finding Summer Shakespeare

Tahoe and Napa: Finding Summer Shakespeare

Headed for the lake or wine country before the vacation season winds down? Read »

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By Alysia Gray Painter

104 Celebrities: Sin City's "Star Trek" Con

104 Celebrities: Sin City's

William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew are both due at huge Vegas beam-up. Read »

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By Alysia Gray Painter

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

The traveling event puts the spotlight on classic favorites galore. Read »

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Grizzly Bear Fest: Rancho del Oso Celebrates

Grizzly Bear Fest: Rancho del Oso Celebrates

The nature and history center honors an animal that was "once abundant" in the area. Read »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

First-Time Event: Calistoga's City-Big Outdoor Dinner

First-Time Event: Calistoga's City-Big Outdoor Dinner

The seating? It's outdoors, near the center of town. The restaurant choices? They're plentiful. Read »

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Sideways" 10th Anniversary: Wine Country Celebrates

The Santa Ynez Valley looks back at the vino-loving film. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara by Train: A Good Deal

Santa Barbara by Train: A Good Deal

Heading to the American Riviera from SLO, San Jose, or points further north? Lucky you. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 9:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mountain View Vroom: Ferrari Picnic

Mountain View Vroom: Ferrari Picnic

Dozens of gleaming machines zoom for Shoreline Lake. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mount Diablo: Things That Go Bump in the Night Hike

Mount Diablo: Things That Go Bump in the Night Hike

Seek out tarantulas and other nocturnal squirmies during an adventure walk. 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.