Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Know Highway 1? Show Off (and Maybe Win)

Know Highway 1? Show Off (and Maybe Win)

A Lonely Planet contest is looking for your very best pin. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gibbon Conservation Center Welcomes Baby Surprise

Gibbon Conservation Center Welcomes Baby Surprise

Mom Tuk delivered a baby girl at the Santa Clarita primates preserve. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 6:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Melt the Butter: Castroville Artichoke Festival

Melt the Butter: Castroville Artichoke Festival

Do you go oil, butter, or mayo? Celebrate the tastiest dippable around. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Photographer's Special: The Skunk Train

Photographer's Special: The Skunk Train

Want the on-the-move superstar to stand still for a second? You're in luck. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ways to Wheel: Bike Month in Cambria

Ways to Wheel: Bike Month in Cambria

The AMGEN Tour of California host city has plenty of methods for taking a memorable roll. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas New: SLS Debut, Neon Nights, Offbeat Sweets

Vegas New: SLS Debut, Neon Nights, Offbeat Sweets

The art-luxe property opens on Labor Day; reservations are now open. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Orchid Party: Winchester Mystery House Abloom

Orchid Party: Winchester Mystery House Abloom

The San Jose Orchid Exposition flowers at a certain famous manse. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Got a Garlic Recipe? Get It Into the Big Fest

Got a Garlic Recipe? Get It Into the Big Fest

Gilroy readies for its spicy sizzle, and the cook-offs are on. Read »

Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Walnut Creek, Ahoy: Short Films and Restaurant Week

Walnut Creek, Ahoy: Short Films and Restaurant Week

Try new eateries for a discount, then hang around for lively quick flicks. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mega Run: Badwater Goes Salton Sea

Mega Run: Badwater Goes Salton Sea

Runners'll traverse 81 miles of desert over two days. 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.

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