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#Instameet: National Park Fans to Meet Up

#Instameet: National Park Fans to Meet Up

Lovers of the outdoors will say hello to each other at specific parks. Read »

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 5:53 PM

Chili, Pacific Breezes, and Cambria Charm

Chili, Pacific Breezes, and Cambria Charm

Stroll among vintage autos and eat hearty stews. Read »

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:22 AM

Drakesbad: Book Your Summer Stay

Drakesbad: Book Your Summer Stay

Are you truly up for unplugging? Here's your getaway. Read »

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 12:54 PM

The Winged Beauties of Mount Diablo

The Winged Beauties of Mount Diablo

"(S)ee 8 to 12 butterfly types" on an airy April stroll. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old-School Motors Purr Into Carmel

The Quail Motorcycle Rally honors past champions and major vroom. See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 10:07 PM

Stockton Sweet: Asparagus Ice Cream

Stockton Sweet: Asparagus Ice Cream

Try the gooey treat at the superstar spear's annual springtime festival. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Stars Glitter: International Dark Sky Week

Stars Glitter: International Dark Sky Week

The summer park-based festivals are still ahead, but we can gaze up right now. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 3:52 PM

New: Historic Hotels Launches American Dreams

New: Historic Hotels Launches American Dreams

A fresh super site helps history lovers plan a summertime road trip. Read »

Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 9:41 AM

Santa Cruz Quacky: Ducky Derby

Santa Cruz Quacky: Ducky Derby

Thousands of yellow rubber birdies'll help raise funds for scholarships. Read »

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New in Los Altos: Enchanté Boutique Hotel

Visit France by way of Silicon Valley at the just-opened swanky stay. See Full Gallery »

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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.