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Mountain Mmm: Taste of Julian 2017

Mountain Mmm: Taste of Julian 2017

Take a "self-guided culinary tour" and get to know the vittles of the historical burg. Read »

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Los Olivos Adorable: Lucy & Lady

Los Olivos Adorable: Lucy & Lady

The wheat-hued Brussels Griffons are the official welcome crew at a garden decor-and-more shop. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 9:36 PM

Cider Summit: Bay Area Beverage Bash

Cider Summit: Bay Area Beverage Bash

The Presidio's the place to try a line-up of deep-toned, fruit-forward brews. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:47 PM

West Coast BBQ Classic: New Categories

West Coast BBQ Classic: New Categories

Bacon and sweets get starring roles at the Queen Mary mmm-mmm bash. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 5:46 PM

Bodega Bay: Wooden Boat Challenge

Bodega Bay: Wooden Boat Challenge

How fast can a sea-worthy vessel come together? Watch and sea — er, see. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Mendocino County: Inaugural 'Almost Fringe' Fest

Mendocino County: Inaugural 'Almost Fringe' Fest

A goat parade is one of the highlights of the springtime lark. Read »

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Wowza: Pacific Grove's Magic Carpet

Wowza: Pacific Grove's Magic Carpet

The incredibly colorful flowers get to bursting around the start of April. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Morro Bay Favorite: City-Wide Yard Sale

Morro Bay Favorite: City-Wide Yard Sale

Loads of vintage-cool, need-this-now stuff'll be out around the water-close village. Read »

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 1:02 PM

Now Open: Forestiere Underground Gardens

Now Open: Forestiere Underground Gardens

The Fresno wonder debuts for the warmer season. Read »

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 10:11 AM

Rare Chance: Spend the Night on the USS Iowa

Rare Chance: Spend the Night on the USS Iowa

Join a "sleepover excursion" on the San Pedro-based landmark with the LA chapter of Atlas Obscura. 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.