Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Herbie Hancock + Monterey Jazz + Legendary Music

Herbie Hancock + Monterey Jazz + Legendary Music

The last weekend of summer means cool sounds near the Bay. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Indie Flicks, Cool Town: Nevada City Film Festival

Indie Flicks, Cool Town: Nevada City Film Festival

One of California's funkiest flick confabs revs up for an early September start. Read »

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paddlefest: Head Out onto Humboldt Bay

Paddlefest: Head Out onto Humboldt Bay

Lessons, adventure, and peaceful beauty are part of the aquatic outing. Read »

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Half Moon Bay: The Pumpkining Starts Early

Half Moon Bay: The Pumpkining Starts Early

Half Moon Bay pours Pumpkin Harvest Ale, offers pumpkin-y menu. Read »

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 98th, National Park Service

Happy 98th, National Park Service

The venerable system marks the occasion by waiving admission at dozens of parks. Read »

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 4:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

62 Years of Beautiful Work: Sausalito Art Festival

62 Years of Beautiful Work: Sausalito Art Festival

It's venerable, lauded, and well-attended, and it's up over Labor Day Weekend. Read »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sunset Soiree: Savor the Central Coast

Sunset Soiree: Savor the Central Coast

Adventure tours and special dinners festoon the foodie-famous to-do. Read »

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

North Tahoe's Human-Powered Sports Tips

North Tahoe's Human-Powered Sports Tips

Paddleboarding, mountain biking, and yoga get the love in a new photo-filled ebook. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Flavor: Tequila & Taco Music Festival

Santa Cruz Flavor: Tequila & Taco Music Festival

Enjoyed the California Beer Fest? The organizers have more in store. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 6:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Furry Learning: Otter Days in Monterey

Furry Learning: Otter Days in Monterey

Discover what goes into caring for an otter, at the aquarium. 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.