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Santa Barbara's Lotusland

Santa Barbara's Lotusland

The lush grounds debut with special events, plenty of blooms. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 8:08 PM

Capital Crafts: Sacramento Beer Week

Capital Crafts: Sacramento Beer Week

Suds are serious -- and sample-worthy -- in Sactown. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Quirky Free: San Diego Spring Busker Fest

Quirky Free: San Diego Spring Busker Fest

Jugglers, mimes, and outlandish pavement visionaries rule. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Beer Camp: Go to Suds School at Sierra Nevada

Beer Camp: Go to Suds School at Sierra Nevada

Here's your chance to discover the art of beer-making, from some of the masters. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 3:34 PM

Camp Indoors: South Lake Tahoe's Basecamp Hotel

Camp Indoors: South Lake Tahoe's Basecamp Hotel

Sleep inside a tent (under a roof). Read »

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 6:08 PM

Rain Forest Weekends at Roaring Camp Railroads

Rain Forest Weekends at Roaring Camp Railroads

Learn about those epic trees you're chugging by, choo choo. Read »

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 8:13 AM

All-Zinfandel Paso Robles Weekend

All-Zinfandel Paso Robles Weekend

The winter-into-spring sip gets its own Zinposium. Read »

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 9:32 AM

First Flower Report: Joshua Tree Wildflowers

First Flower Report: Joshua Tree Wildflowers

An arid expanse gets colorful with the coming of spring. Read »

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Savory Contest Sutter Home's Build a Better Burger

Savory Contest Sutter Home's Build a Better Burger

Your chance to create a meaty masterpiece, maybe for cash, is just ahead. Read »

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Santa Cruz Quirky: Costume-Up, Run Into Ocean

Santa Cruz Quirky: Costume-Up, Run Into Ocean

Take a dip for a good cause. 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.