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Badwater Salton Sea: Mega Desert Event

Badwater Salton Sea: Mega Desert Event

Teams of runners'll cover 81 miles, from the low inland sea to Mount Palomar, over 28 intense hours. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:29 AM

Yosemite: Main Entry Gets a Reopen Date

Yosemite: Main Entry Gets a Reopen Date

Big Oak Flat Road, from the west, will once again be a way in to the national park. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:21 PM

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Free Flicks Reveal

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Free Flicks Reveal

It's the 30th anniversary of the filmed locally "The Lost Boys," which will kick off the series. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:06 AM

50th Anniversary: Bigfoot Fest in Willow Creek

50th Anniversary: Bigfoot Fest in Willow Creek

Fans of the hairy superstar will pay tribute to the famous 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film. Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:00 PM

Free Entry: Walnut Creek Art & Wine Fest

Free Entry: Walnut Creek Art & Wine Fest

Spend the first weekend of June chatting to artists, sipping vino, and checking out the new Indie Craft Marketplace. Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Dark Sky Week: Gaze Up Post-Sundown

Dark Sky Week: Gaze Up Post-Sundown

Make for a low-lit destination, or plan your summer trip to a dark sky fest. Read »

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Monterey Bay Breathless: Breaching Humpbacks

Monterey Bay Breathless: Breaching Humpbacks

The drone video, recorded in mid-April, captures the spectacular sight from above. Read »

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 8:53 AM

Carmel Soiree: Monterey Winemakers' Celebration

Carmel Soiree: Monterey Winemakers' Celebration

Make merry in early May while attending "Monterey Wine Camp." Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Fishmas in Mono and Inyo Counties

Fishmas in Mono and Inyo Counties

A fresh Fishing Map will detail "top fishing destinations" around the water-fun area. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:01 PM

Big Sur Escape: Post Ranch Inn Reopens

Big Sur Escape: Post Ranch Inn Reopens

The luxe getaway isn't yet accessible by car, but there's another way into the ocean-close hotel. 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.