Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 9:46 PM

Butterfly Fun at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Butterfly Fun at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

A springtime favorite will start its annual flutter in mid-March. Read »

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:03 AM

Santa Barbara Savings: Go Car Free

Santa Barbara Savings: Go Car Free

Show your Amtrak ticket and score deals around the American Riviera. Read »

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Snuggle Up: Damp Days at Quail Lodge

Snuggle Up: Damp Days at Quail Lodge

Clouds overhead shouldn't prevent a restorative getaway. Read »

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Orchids Ahoy: Santa Barbara Extravaganza

Orchids Ahoy: Santa Barbara Extravaganza

One of the esteemed bud-and-buyer events returns for its 71st year. Read »

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Palm Springs Zing: Retro Pinball Mania!

Palm Springs Zing: Retro Pinball Mania!

Take a field trip to nearby Banning for a museum-cool repository of old-school machines. Read »

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Joshua Tree Funky: Spin and Margie's

Joshua Tree Funky: Spin and Margie's

The colorful casitas sit right outside of the national park. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 1:47 PM

Spring Doing: Highway 1 Discovery Route

Spring Doing: Highway 1 Discovery Route

Thinking of a road trip come March or April? A scenic thoroughfare awaits. Read »

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 6:09 PM

'A Taste of Romance' in Healdsburg

'A Taste of Romance' in Healdsburg

If you're doing wine country for Valentine's Weekend, here's a savory, stroll-nice evening-starter. Read »

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Dry Creek April: Prelude to Passport

Dry Creek April: Prelude to Passport

The late-April affair arrives with an anticipation-filled opener. Read »

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 4:04 PM

Chowder, a Boardwalk, and Santa Cruz Smiles

Chowder, a Boardwalk, and Santa Cruz Smiles

What's the best of the best and creamy of the creamiest? You can have your say. 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.