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Big Bear Autumn: Flashlight Safaris

Big Bear Autumn: Flashlight Safaris

Explore the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, and meet some nocturnal critters, every Friday and Saturday in October. Read »

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Yosemite Skiing: Season Pass Deal

Yosemite Skiing: Season Pass Deal

Dreaming of wintertime getaways? Celebrate the NPS centennial and score a sweet discount. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 8:38 PM

Suisun Valley Harvest Celebration

Suisun Valley Harvest Celebration

September is on the horizon, and the bountiful bashes are beginning. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 1:58 PM

Cool Scene: Nevada City Film Festival

Cool Scene: Nevada City Film Festival

Go Gold Country over the second weekend of September for "the Sundance of the Sierra." Read »

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Oktoberfest at the Madonna Inn

Oktoberfest at the Madonna Inn

Oompahs, a memorable setting, and regional brew lend the first of October flavor. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Bernardus Lodge: 14 New Villas & Suites

Bernardus Lodge: 14 New Villas & Suites

The tony getaway options made an early-August debut at the Carmel Valley getaway. Read »

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 5:35 PM

Rush Creek New: Wine Tasting Tour

Rush Creek New: Wine Tasting Tour

The Yosemite-close getaway introduces a vino-cool new to-do for fall 2016. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 8:39 PM

Ojai Illumination: A Tree-tastic Artwork

Ojai Illumination: A Tree-tastic Artwork

Marvel at 28 lovely lanterns adorning one of the property's old oaks. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 2:21 PM

Julefest Wine Walk: Tickets on Sale

Julefest Wine Walk: Tickets on Sale

The holidays are but a few months away, as is Solvang's sippable soiree. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Ready for Foliage: California Fall Color Blog

Ready for Foliage: California Fall Color Blog

The autumn equinox is still a month off, but a popular leaf-peeping blog is up and running for 2016. 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.