Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Olives in Los Olivos (and Great Jazz, Too)

Olives in Los Olivos (and Great Jazz, Too)

The Santa Ynez Valley hamlet honors its glistening namesake. Read »

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Redwood Mountain Faire: Tunes, Crafts, Nature

Redwood Mountain Faire: Tunes, Crafts, Nature

Homespun-a-tude rules, and hot tunes, too, at Roaring Camp. Read »

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bernardus Lodge & Spa Completes Renovation

The Carmel Valley property unveiled its fresh updates in April. See Full Gallery »

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:02 PM

"Peter Pan" Alights at The Mountain Play

"Peter Pan" Alights at The Mountain Play

Hike through trees to enjoy a musical that's well-matched with the bucolic setting. Read »

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 12:24 PM

Final "Sunset" Celebration Weekend in Menlo Park

Final "Sunset" Celebration Weekend in Menlo Park

The fabled "Magazine of the West" is moving, but not before one last fan festivity in its longtime digs. Read »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Lodi Lark: The Vintner's Regatta

Lodi Lark: The Vintner's Regatta

Winemakers race barrels across Lodi Lake during Zinfest. Read »

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:42 PM

Pavement Palette: Santa Barbara's I Madonnari

Pavement Palette: Santa Barbara's I Madonnari

Look down, and sigh, at art-nice springtime delights. Read »

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Made in Tahoe Fest: Local 'N Lively

Made in Tahoe Fest: Local 'N Lively

Want to soak in what makes the Big Lake so much itself? Head up over Memorial Day Weekend. Read »

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 9:35 PM

Sonoma County Farm Trails Barn Dance

Sonoma County Farm Trails Barn Dance

Stomp your boots and break into some barbecue, in Sebastopol. Read »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Humboldt Offbeat: Grand Kinetic Championship

By land and by water, fanciful machines shall progress, over Memorial Day Weeken... See Full Gallery »

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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.