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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 6:34 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 »

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 2:53 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 »

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Pumpkin Beer: Half Moon Bay Brewing Fetes Fall

Pumpkin Beer: Half Moon Bay Brewing Fetes Fall

It's not quite time for the massive gourd weigh-offs yet, but the seasonal brews are flowing. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 10:09 PM

Gold Country Rubber Duck Race

Gold Country Rubber Duck Race

The Nevada City fundraiser'll see a multitude of bright toys float at Deer Creek. Read »

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 6:46 PM

Tunes to Paintings to Food: Sausalito Art Festival

Tunes to Paintings to Food: Sausalito Art Festival

It's one of the summer's biggest stroll/look/listen/buy affairs. Read »

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Fresh Update: Bernardus's Lucia Restaurant

Fresh Update: Bernardus's Lucia Restaurant

The Carmel Valley property boasts over 150 fruit trees and multi-acre gardens. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 5:13 PM

A Fall-Fancy Stay Near The Winchester

A Fall-Fancy Stay Near The Winchester

Venturing to The Winchester Mystery House this October? There's a posh property within walking distance. Read »

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Grape Goodness: Livermore Harvest Wine Celebration

Grape Goodness: Livermore Harvest Wine Celebration

It's that time of year, and dozens of wineries are breaking out the best bottles. Read »

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Free Entry: Happy 99th, National Park Service!

Free Entry: Happy 99th, National Park Service!

No presents required, but, of course, your presence (you knew that was coming). Read »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Pacific-Close Creativity: Cambria Scarecrow Fest

Pacific-Close Creativity: Cambria Scarecrow Fest

The famous fall sights are funny, weird, and preparing for their close-up. 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.