Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 at 7:36 AM

Spectacular Sunnylands: Take a Tour

Spectacular Sunnylands: Take a Tour

The mid-'60s gem is there for you to see (plus, there's an exhibit on, too). Read »

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 7:31 AM

Santa Barbara Blooms: Orchid Extravaganza

Santa Barbara Blooms: Orchid Extravaganza

Buyers, experts, and beginners gather to savor the sophisticated flowers. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 7:42 AM

Desert Gem: Cabot's Pueblo Museum

Desert Gem: Cabot's Pueblo Museum

The idiosyncratic abode, a vision of one man, is a Desert Hot Springs landmark. Read »

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 10:10 AM

On Its Juicy Way: Tomatomania!

On Its Juicy Way: Tomatomania!

It must (nearly) be spring: The mega heirloom gathering is almost here. Read »

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 6:41 AM

Indian Wells Idyll: Spring Break in the Desert

Indian Wells Idyll: Spring Break in the Desert

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa has a play-and-chillax package, spring breakers. Read »

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 10:05 AM

SLO Sip Springtime: Roll Out the Barrels

SLO Sip Springtime: Roll Out the Barrels

A full month -- think the entirety of April -- will be wine-a-riffic 'round the Central Coast town. Read »

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Santa Barbara's Lotusland

Santa Barbara's Lotusland

The lush grounds debut with special events, plenty of blooms. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 8:08 PM

Capital Crafts: Sacramento Beer Week

Capital Crafts: Sacramento Beer Week

Suds are serious -- and sample-worthy -- in Sactown. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Quirky Free: San Diego Spring Busker Fest

Quirky Free: San Diego Spring Busker Fest

Jugglers, mimes, and outlandish pavement visionaries rule. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:21 PM

Beer Camp: Go to Suds School at Sierra Nevada

Beer Camp: Go to Suds School at Sierra Nevada

Here's your chance to discover the art of beer-making, from some of the masters. 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.