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Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Palms and Pirouettes: The Del's Skating by the Sea

Palms and Pirouettes: The Del's Skating by the Sea

The turret-pretty hotel's seasonal rink debuts on Thanksgiving. Read »

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Opening Days Ahead: Hello, Tahoe Snow

Opening Days Ahead: Hello, Tahoe Snow

Are you already dressed in your lift-best wear? Read »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Turkey, Then Wine: A Post-Holiday Holiday in Sonoma County

Turkey, Then Wine: A Post-Holiday Holiday in Sonoma County

Count 'em: 26 wineries get into the seasonal mood. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Sparkle Flash: Retro Pinball Fashion Sale

Sparkle Flash: Retro Pinball Fashion Sale

Do you need some dash to liven up those sartorial choices? Read »

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Nevada City's 1800s-esque Kind of Holiday

Nevada City's 1800s-esque Kind of Holiday

Top hats on, Gold Country partiers; Victorian Christmas is nearly here. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 3:47 PM

New: Palm Springs Architecture and Design Center

New: Palm Springs Architecture and Design Center

The new Palm Springs Art Museum pavilion spotlights the area's striking style. Read »

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Rise 'N Shine, Pandas: An Early Morning Tour

Rise 'N Shine, Pandas: An Early Morning Tour

Make for the San Diego Zoo and admire the bamboo-gnawing superstars. Read »

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Livermore's Pajama-iest Day of the Year

Livermore's Pajama-iest Day of the Year

Flannel-up and shop well ahead of Black Friday. Read »

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Monterey Cowboy Festival

Monterey Cowboy Festival

Vaqueros gather to celebrate poetry, song, and life on the ranch and range. Read »

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Winter Solstice Hike Up Diablo

Winter Solstice Hike Up Diablo

Spend Dec. 21 admiring lichen, mistletoe, the sky, and the passage of time. 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.