Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:20 PM

Living Desert: Feed the Giraffes

Living Desert: Feed the Giraffes

Long-tongue'd loveliness is afoot at the Palm Desert animal park. Read »

Sunday, Jun 26, 2016 at 5:58 PM

September Sup: Newport Beach Wine & Food

September Sup: Newport Beach Wine & Food

Join Chef Rick Bayless at a private cooking demo. Read »

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Vintage Train Ride: LA to Santa Barbara

Vintage Train Ride: LA to Santa Barbara

Enjoy a rare chance to ride the rails inside a 1949 Overland Trail car. Read »

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 7:43 PM

Danish Days: Pastries and Parades

Danish Days: Pastries and Parades

Enjoy aebleskivers, dancing, and the charms of California's windmill-wonderful town. Read »

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Champagne Dinner at the Mission Inn

Champagne Dinner at the Mission Inn

Enjoy a swanky sip while standing inside a California castle. Read »

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 4:47 PM

Catalina Wine Mixer: Oh Yeah, It's Back

Catalina Wine Mixer: Oh Yeah, It's Back

It was made famous in the film "Step Brothers," but now it is a real thing, for real. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:51 PM

Laguna Beach Must: Festival of Arts

Laguna Beach Must: Festival of Arts

It's the 84th outing for the beach-close celebration of creativity, ideas, and beauty. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Drakesbad: Old-Fashioned Ranch Charm

Drakesbad: Old-Fashioned Ranch Charm

Step into a stay that's sans electricity, at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Salsa Fest: Oxnard's Piquant Party

Salsa Fest: Oxnard's Piquant Party

Whether you prefer the dip or the dance, you'll find your fun. Read »

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 10:57 PM

Salty Snouts: Surf Dog Classes

Salty Snouts: Surf Dog Classes

Learn to paddleboard with your pooch, in Del Mar. 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.