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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Sunday, Dec 4, 2016 at 9:47 AM

Morro Bay Boat Parade

Morro Bay Boat Parade

It's a vivacious outing next to the famous volcanic plug. Read »

Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 at 11:51 AM

A Whale of a Holiday Party

A Whale of a Holiday Party

Santa Cruz's Ms. Blue will once again be done up in bright bulbs. Read »

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Desert Yuletide: La Quinta Resort & Spa

Desert Yuletide: La Quinta Resort & Spa

Find your inner "It's a Wonderful Life" spirit at the historic property. Read »

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 2:28 PM

Tractors to Twinkle in Calistoga

Tractors to Twinkle in Calistoga

The Napa Valley favorite brings the Christmas spirit to construction equipment, trucks, and more. Read »

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 9:42 PM

Leaves Hold On: Fall's Not Quite Done

Leaves Hold On: Fall's Not Quite Done

Find hue-bright foliage before winter says its first hello. Read »

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Catalina Island's Festive December

Catalina Island's Festive December

A First Friday at the museum, shopping to-dos, and more dot the calendar. Read »

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 9:41 PM

Evening Idyll: Cambria Christmas Market

Evening Idyll: Cambria Christmas Market

Wear something warm and shop/stroll the quaint village. Read »

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Furnace Creek's Pre-Holiday Deal

Furnace Creek's Pre-Holiday Deal

No stress here: Steal away to the desert when the bustle becomes too bustle-y. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 9:56 PM

Historic Holiday in Monterey's Adobes

Historic Holiday in Monterey's Adobes

Celebrate "Christmas in the Adobes" around the ocean-close burg. Read »

Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 at 9:44 AM

Solvang Sweet: Hotel Corque Gingerbread

Solvang Sweet: Hotel Corque Gingerbread

The lobby-lovely tradition dovetails nicely with Julefest. 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.