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Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Riverside County Fair: Summer in Wintertime

Riverside County Fair: Summer in Wintertime

The National Date Festival is also a part of the February party. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Anza-Borrego Bloom: On the Near Horizon

Anza-Borrego Bloom: On the Near Horizon

The late-winter wildflowers have not yet arrived, but these wet days are helping. Read »

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 8:59 PM

Mendo Wine & Crab Fest

Mendo Wine & Crab Fest

Get your crab-cakin' on along the pretty ocean-close stretch. Read »

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Mondo Movie Fest in the American Riviera

Mondo Movie Fest in the American Riviera

The February film party is one of the major happenings on the Santa Barbara calendar. Read »

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 at 3:09 PM

Cool: Dance Weekend in Monterey

Cool: Dance Weekend in Monterey

Zumba to West Coast Swing: Shake your stuff at this stylish celebration. Read »

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Ojai's Orange-Yummy Outings

Ojai's Orange-Yummy Outings

Tour Friend's Ranch and discover the scintillating world of citrus growing. Read »

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Santa Barbara Flavor: Winter Wine Classic

Santa Barbara Flavor: Winter Wine Classic

Prepare for "nearly 100 classic California wines" at this American Riviera soiree. Read »

Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Mojave Maxine: Awaiting a Desert Superstar

Mojave Maxine: Awaiting a Desert Superstar

Students will guess when The Living Desert tortoise will emerge from her burrow. Read »

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 1:43 PM

Free Fun: Sacramento Museum Day

Free Fun: Sacramento Museum Day

Enjoy gratis or half-price admission at a caboodle of Capital City institutions. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Horsetail Fall: Yosemite's February Show

Horsetail Fall: Yosemite's February Show

Be in the valley juuust as the setting sun sets the water "afire" (or magically seems to). 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.