Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Spicy Springtime: Petaluma Chili Fest

Spicy Springtime: Petaluma Chili Fest

Heat, and hops -- as in beer -- are the center of the edible action. Read »

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 8:44 AM

Free: Rush Ranch Open House

Free: Rush Ranch Open House

Spend a sunshiny day near Suisun City, connecting with nature and fun. Read »

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 10:29 PM

State Parks Love: Park Champions

State Parks Love: Park Champions

Give a favorite park some TLC. Read »

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Cider Summit: Tasty Bevs in the Presidio

Cider Summit: Tasty Bevs in the Presidio

Apple-based bevs get the love at a sip-worthy meet-up. Read »

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 8:41 AM

Goodland Hotel: Lobby Record Store

Goodland Hotel: Lobby Record Store

A new sound spot treats guests to fresh vibes and buyable vinyl. Read »

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:26 AM

Mountain Friend: John Muir's Birthday

Mountain Friend: John Muir's Birthday

Celebrate the nature advocate by sharing some of his best ruminations. Read »

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:10 PM

Solar Field Tour at Furnace Creek Ranch

Solar Field Tour at Furnace Creek Ranch

Make for the Death Valley destination and learn how they're harnessing the sun. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Kites to Breeze Near Morro Rock

Kites to Breeze Near Morro Rock

Colorful zig-zaggers will reach for the sky in the spectacular Central Coast location. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 6:46 PM

Sun, Tunes, Vibes: Joshua Tree Music Festival

Sun, Tunes, Vibes: Joshua Tree Music Festival

The twice-a-year gathering returns in May. Read »

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Garlic Contest: Submit Your Top Dish

Garlic Contest: Submit Your Top Dish

Garlic's hottest showdown is on the heat-tasty horizon. 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.