Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 6:05 PM

The West Coast's Oldest Theatre Turns 150

The West Coast's Oldest Theatre Turns 150

Mark Twain spoke there; now raise a toast to a Gold Country jewel. Read »

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Anheuser-Busch's Munich-Style Oktoberfest

Anheuser-Busch's Munich-Style Oktoberfest

The Fairfield-based brewmakers'll dole out the pretzels and oompah. Read »

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Spring-Fed Pool: Death Valley Labor Day Splash

Spring-Fed Pool: Death Valley Labor Day Splash

Dry heat + a quick getaway: The Ranch at Furnace Creek is open. Read »

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 at 1:54 PM

What's Old Is New: Sactown Gold Rush Tours

What's Old Is New: Sactown Gold Rush Tours

The history-packed tours contain an interpretative element and a window back to the 1800s. Read »

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Bread-Dippable To-Do: San Benito Olive Fest

Bread-Dippable To-Do: San Benito Olive Fest

Is the shiny little oily treasure a must in your cookery? Here's your culinary confab. Read »

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 1:37 PM

Ahwahnee Autumn: Vintners' Holidays

Ahwahnee Autumn: Vintners' Holidays

Golden State vineyards gather in Yosemite to talk tannins, fruit, and soil. Read »

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Marvelous Music: Monterey Jazz Festival

Marvelous Music: Monterey Jazz Festival

The world-famous, star-filled tune to-do features multiple stages and the biggest names. Read »

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 1:57 PM

The Tastes of a Tahoe Autumn

The Tastes of a Tahoe Autumn

Foodie times among the fir trees? It must be time for this yum-tastic to-do. Read »

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 6:39 PM

Mumm Napa: Sierra Snapshots and Sparkling Wine

Mumm Napa: Sierra Snapshots and Sparkling Wine

Eye modern photos created by the "wet-plate collodion process" at the Rutherford winery. Read »

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 10:04 PM

New: Condor Nest Cam in Big Sur

New: Condor Nest Cam in Big Sur

Eager to see a chick's progress? And maybe help name the baby? 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.