Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 2:11 PM

San Jose Ren Faire Gets Spritely

San Jose Ren Faire Gets Spritely

Not enough whimsy in your world? This should address that. Read »

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 10:33 PM

Elegant Sips, Elevated: Mammoth Wine Weekend

Elegant Sips, Elevated: Mammoth Wine Weekend

Before the air chills and the snow arrives, raise a glorious glass. Read »

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Original Instruments Reign: Valley of the Moon Music Fest

Original Instruments Reign: Valley of the Moon Music Fest

Make for Sonoma for sounds of a different century. Read »

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Early Summer Mornings Up San Jacinto

Early Summer Mornings Up San Jacinto

Like to get a fresh start and high elevations? You're in luck (if you're near Palm Springs on a Friday). Read »

Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Kinetic Whimsy Rules Willits

Kinetic Whimsy Rules Willits

Steampunk tomfoolery, delightful music, and Kinetic Handcar Races are just up the 101. Read »

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Pup-Putt: Resort Welcomes Dogs on Golf Course

Pup-Putt: Resort Welcomes Dogs on Golf Course

Hounds and holes-in-ones unite, near Portola. Read »

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

New: Wine Country Clean Air Express

New: Wine Country Clean Air Express

The new Saturday ride'll whisk day-trippers from Santa Barbara into the Santa Ynez Valley. Read »

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Fall Fab: Palm Springs Modernism Bash

Fall Fab: Palm Springs Modernism Bash

A smaller chic event flowers in October (ahead of February's huge to-do). Read »

Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Wine, Jazz, Otters: Evenings by the Bay

Wine, Jazz, Otters: Evenings by the Bay

Stroll through the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the sun dips a little lower. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 7:05 PM

Cinematic Sips: Clips Beer & Film Tour

Cinematic Sips: Clips Beer & Film Tour

The New Belgium gathering brings 17 beers on tap and short fanmade movies to Sacramento. 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.