Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Rosa, Wine Month's Chillaxed Hangout

Santa Rosa, Wine Month's Chillaxed Hangout

A lobster feed, a Porsche show, and other diversions fill out September. Read »

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 10th: The "Sideways" Celebrations Grow

Happy 10th: The

The parties are bubbling, like sparkling wine, around Santa Ynez Valley. Read »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tahoe Tastes: Autumn Food & Wine Festival

Tahoe Tastes: Autumn Food & Wine Festival

Go alpine for a gourmet marketplace, farm-to-table goodness, and chef hellos. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Guac Next to the Big (Morro) Rock

Guac Next to the Big (Morro) Rock

Margaritas are also a star of the Morro Bay bash. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fashion Up, Theme Parkers: Disneyland Dapper Day

Fashion Up, Theme Parkers: Disneyland Dapper Day

Swells in boaters, scarves, and stockings get gussy at biannual event. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Nice: Support Your Winery on #CabernetDay 2014

Napa Nice: Support Your Winery on #CabernetDay 2014

The last Thursday in August gives wine lovers a chance to back their beloved wineries. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Herbie Hancock + Monterey Jazz + Legendary Music

Herbie Hancock + Monterey Jazz + Legendary Music

The last weekend of summer means cool sounds near the Bay. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Indie Flicks, Cool Town: Nevada City Film Festival

Indie Flicks, Cool Town: Nevada City Film Festival

One of California's funkiest flick confabs revs up for an early September start. Read »

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paddlefest: Head Out onto Humboldt Bay

Paddlefest: Head Out onto Humboldt Bay

Lessons, adventure, and peaceful beauty are part of the aquatic outing. Read »

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Half Moon Bay: The Pumpkining Starts Early

Half Moon Bay: The Pumpkining Starts Early

Half Moon Bay pours Pumpkin Harvest Ale, offers pumpkin-y menu. 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.