Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

First-Time Event: Calistoga's City-Big Outdoor Dinner

First-Time Event: Calistoga's City-Big Outdoor Dinner

The seating? It's outdoors, near the center of town. The restaurant choices? They're plentiful. Read »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Sideways" 10th Anniversary: Wine Country Celebrates

The Santa Ynez Valley looks back at the vino-loving film. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara by Train: A Good Deal

Santa Barbara by Train: A Good Deal

Heading to the American Riviera from SLO, San Jose, or points further north? Lucky you. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 9:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mountain View Vroom: Ferrari Picnic

Mountain View Vroom: Ferrari Picnic

Dozens of gleaming machines zoom for Shoreline Lake. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mount Diablo: Things That Go Bump in the Night Hike

Mount Diablo: Things That Go Bump in the Night Hike

Seek out tarantulas and other nocturnal squirmies during an adventure walk. Read »

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Felton Fun: Thomas the Tank Engine Visits the Redwoods

Felton Fun: Thomas the Tank Engine Visits the Redwoods

A pair of special summer weekends brings a sweet, toot-toot surprise. Read »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pool in the Middle of the Mojave

Pool in the Middle of the Mojave

Artist Alfredo Barsuglia's "Swimming Pool" is drawing the curious and whimsy-loving. Read »

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

State Park Sweetness: I Love You CA Bear

State Park Sweetness: I Love You CA Bear

A certain state-hugging ursine fellow is making cameos around the state. Read »

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

TV Fans Flock to LA Costume Show

TV Fans Flock to LA Costume Show

Dozens of outfits from current series go on display at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Watch the Perseids at Glacier Point

Watch the Perseids at Glacier Point

A spectacular showing is due in August, and Tenaya Lodge has a fun field trip lined up. 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.