Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jul 6, 2015 at 9:50 PM

Squaw Valley Cool: Art, Music & Wine Festival

Squaw Valley Cool: Art, Music & Wine Festival

Stroll by handmade gifts and more goodies, all while soaking in the alpine air. Read »

Monday, Jul 6, 2015 at 3:40 PM

A Fictional Favorite Visits Felton

A Fictional Favorite Visits Felton

A sweet engine leaves the page/screen and choo-choos through the redwoods. Read »

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM

To Catalina Island, by Water Skis

To Catalina Island, by Water Skis

Call the annual race the most invigorating way to visit Avalon. Read »

Friday, Jul 3, 2015 at 7:46 AM

Near Ventura: Boat Ride to Cueva Valdez

Near Ventura: Boat Ride to Cueva Valdez

Island Packers make a special trip to the Channel Islands nook and Painted Cave, too. Read »

Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 at 9:56 AM

On Sale: Winchester House Fall Flashlight Tours

On Sale: Winchester House Fall Flashlight Tours

The said-to-be-haunted abode takes on the spooky veil of nighttime. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 9:26 PM

Oxnard Heat: Salsa Festival

Oxnard Heat: Salsa Festival

The dance and the dip share the flavorful spotlight. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Opening: Marin County Fair

Opening: Marin County Fair

Be on the midway for an old-fashioned Fourth of July. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 10:27 PM

San Diego Treat: Breakfast with Koalas

San Diego Treat: Breakfast with Koalas

The early morning meal boasts tasty bites and quite the view. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 2:23 PM

America's Birthday in The American Riviera

America's Birthday in The American Riviera

Ponies, parades, and more hometown sweetnesses await in Santa Barbara. Read »

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Festival del Sole: Napa Valley Summer Soiree

Festival del Sole: Napa Valley Summer Soiree

A glorious run of concerts, feastings, and more art-filled doings await. 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.