Worth the Trip
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Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Festival del Sole: Napa Valley Summer Soiree

Festival del Sole: Napa Valley Summer Soiree

A glorious run of concerts, feastings, and more art-filled doings await. Read »

Friday, Jul 3, 2015 at 7:47 AM

Très Drôle: Santa Barbara French Festival

Très Drôle: Santa Barbara French Festival

The long-running festival is known for its tunes, food, and the Poodle Parade. Read »

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Go Soon: Mariposa Grove Closing for Restoration

Go Soon: Mariposa Grove Closing for Restoration

The 24-month project will bring the Yosemite treasure back to a more natural state. Read »

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 9:50 AM

D23 Expo: Advance Ticket Sale Ending

D23 Expo: Advance Ticket Sale Ending

The castle-big Disney fan convention is coming up, in August. Read »

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 1:49 PM

PAWmicon: Find a Superhero BFF in San Diego

PAWmicon: Find a Superhero BFF in San Diego

The capes are on the critters and adoption love is in the air. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 9:28 PM

Silent DJ Parties Rev Up Hyatt Palm Springs

Silent DJ Parties Rev Up Hyatt Palm Springs

Don your headphones and enjoy a fresh spin on a thumping Saturday night bash. Read »

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Oils, Jams, Tapenades: The Olives of Paso Robles

Oils, Jams, Tapenades: The Olives of Paso Robles

Producers of olive products galore gather at Downtown City Park. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM
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Laguna Beach's Festival of the Arts

The beach town brims with creative bounty and to-dos, starting soon. See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 1:24 PM

Free Summer Tradition: Military Days at the Tram

Free Summer Tradition: Military Days at the Tram

The Palm Springs up-the-mountain transport will waive admission for service members. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 at 10:14 PM

Hiking Into the Night Near Walnut Creek

Hiking Into the Night Near Walnut Creek

Bid farewell to your week with a big dose of fresh air and good exercise. 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.