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Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 12:34 PM

Explore the Sounds of Monterey Bay

Explore the Sounds of Monterey Bay

We can name the sights of the sanctuary, but can you describe what's often heard? Read »

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 10:53 AM

Rhododendrons: Coastal Spring Blooms

Rhododendrons: Coastal Spring Blooms

Redwood-adjacent blossoming follows an April bash in Fort Bragg. Read »

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:16 PM

Dana Point: Whale Party Time

Dana Point: Whale Party Time

How mondo is the annual Festival of Whales? It covers two weekends. Read »

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

Bliss out on bites at Bacara Resort & Spa while paying tribute to the legacy of Julia Child. Read »

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 7:13 PM

Humboldt Sweet Spots: Snap Four Photos

Humboldt Sweet Spots: Snap Four Photos

Nab a "free comfy t-shirt" by posting the photos on the Redwood Coast Facebook page (or emailing them). Read »

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Death Valley Pupfish: Spring Superstar

Death Valley Pupfish: Spring Superstar

Venture to Salt Creek to spy these fin-rocking wonders. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 8:17 PM

California Strawberry Festival: Tickets on Sale

California Strawberry Festival: Tickets on Sale

Snag your entry to the May-merry berry bash. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:03 AM

SLO Craft Beer Festival Just Ahead

SLO Craft Beer Festival Just Ahead

Make for the Alex Madonna Expo Center to see what Golden State brewers are creating nowadays. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Cool Kites at Morro Bay

Cool Kites at Morro Bay

Spend some time looking up near the famous rock over the final weekend in April. Read »

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Paso Robles New: 'Experience kukkula' Tour

Paso Robles New: 'Experience kukkula' Tour

Head out on a hike with winery co-owner Kevin Jussila and then enjoy a locavore brunch at his house. 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.