Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Funky Nevada City: Outside Inn

Funky Nevada City: Outside Inn

The vegetable take-one-leave-one table brims with fall offerings. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Thank You, Rain: Bridalveil Fall Makes a Showing

Thank You, Rain: Bridalveil Fall Makes a Showing

It's not so dry 'round Yosemite National Park. Read »

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Furry Cute-a-tude: San Diego Cheetah Sisters

Furry Cute-a-tude: San Diego Cheetah Sisters

The Safari Park cubs will soon mark their first month. Read »

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mapping (and Helping) Yosemite's Bears

Mapping (and Helping) Yosemite's Bears

GPS collars are helping park staff understand the habits of the park's ursine residents. Read »

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Clams, Clams, Clam Chowder, Clams: Pismo Party

Clams, Clams, Clam Chowder, Clams: Pismo Party

The briny good time has been around for nearly seven decades. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

A major restoration of the Yosemite sequoia grove is due. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bellagio Whimsy: Autumn Arrives in Sin City

Bellagio Whimsy: Autumn Arrives in Sin City

The talking tree and a gorgeous pony fill out the mum-marvelous garden decor. Read »

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Line: Hello Kitty Con's Official LA Stay

The Line: Hello Kitty Con's Official LA Stay

The famous pop feline-esque favorite is all the talk 'round the Koreatown spot. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Safari West Halloween: The Beauty of Bones

Safari West Halloween: The Beauty of Bones

The Santa Rosa preserve's osteology department offers an educational peek at the skeletal system. Read »

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-Off: A Look Back

Some scale-tippers were seen -- and hefted -- at the 2013 contest. 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.