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Aw Shucks: Oyster Time at Avila Beach

Aw Shucks: Oyster Time at Avila Beach

How many ways do you like to take your glistening bivalves? Read »

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Two-fer Holiday: World Giraffe Day + Father's Day

Two-fer Holiday: World Giraffe Day + Father's Day

Celebrate your pops and the long-of-neck wonders, in Santa Rosa. Read »

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Mysterious Road Trip: Trona Pinnacles

Mysterious Road Trip: Trona Pinnacles

Visit another solar system without leaving California. Read »

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:01 PM

The Garlic Dream Wedding Contest

The Garlic Dream Wedding Contest

Did you guess this might be in Gilroy? Ding ding ding! Read »

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Amador City Hosts State's Shortest Parade

Amador City Hosts State's Shortest Parade

The Gold Country burg turns 100 with a precious procession. Read »

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 4:50 PM

Brut-camp: Work Out at Domaine Carneros

Brut-camp: Work Out at Domaine Carneros

Get your heart rate up, and exercise on, in Napa Valley. Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:13 PM

And the San Diego Zoo Baby Hippo Is...

And the San Diego Zoo Baby Hippo Is...

Keepers made the big reveal about the zoo's new swimming star. Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:04 AM

Swim Chess: Vegas Pool Ups the Game

Swim Chess: Vegas Pool Ups the Game

The summer scene ups its game at Delano Beach Club. Read »

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:43 AM

Old-School Road Trip: The Mystery Spot

Old-School Road Trip: The Mystery Spot

Lean sideways -- further, further -- just outside of Santa Cruz. Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Olives in Los Olivos (and Great Jazz, Too)

Olives in Los Olivos (and Great Jazz, Too)

The Santa Ynez Valley hamlet honors its glistening namesake. 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.