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5 hours ago

Ohh, Ahh: Perseid Showers on Approach

Ohh, Ahh: Perseid Showers on Approach

Make for the desert, mountains, or a low-lit spot to watch the August sky show. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:40 PM

Santa Barbara Tradition: Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara Tradition: Old Spanish Days

Dancing, shopping, and parades fill the five-day gathering. Read »

4 hours ago

Morro Bay Bash: Avocado & Margarita Fest

Morro Bay Bash: Avocado & Margarita Fest

Do you swoon over both flavorful classics? Make for the big rock. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Raise a Glass: California Wine Month

Raise a Glass: California Wine Month

Delicious events are springing up around the state in September. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Modernism Week Fall Preview 2016

Modernism Week Fall Preview 2016

The stylish desert bash has tours, talks, more. Read »

Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 10:25 PM

Bodie or Bust: Friends of Bodie Day

Bodie or Bust: Friends of Bodie Day

Throw on your 1800s-style garb and support the beloved ghost town. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 7:54 AM

Monterey Merry: Scottish Games & Festival

Monterey Merry: Scottish Games & Festival

Caber tossing, bagpipe tunes, and other kilt-cool to-dos await. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Catalina Express: 35th Anniversary Fun

Catalina Express: 35th Anniversary Fun

Prizes are part of the summery celebration. Read »

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 7:34 AM

Free Days: National Park Service's 100th Birthday

Free Days: National Park Service's 100th Birthday

The end-of-summer event happens a week ahead of Labor Day. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 7:51 PM

Top of the Mark: Movies & Wine

Top of the Mark: Movies & Wine

The elegant San Francisco spot is going cinematic for the summer. 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.