Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Leaf-Tracking Map: California Fall Foliage Blog

New Leaf-Tracking Map: California Fall Foliage Blog

Where will the Golden State's trees start to turn first? Read »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 5:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paso Wine, Cambria Beach, Harvest Time

Paso Wine, Cambria Beach, Harvest Time

A Blue Dolphin Inn special pairs guests with a tasting tour. Read »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 9:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old Sacramento Americana Weekend

Old Sacramento Americana Weekend

The historic nook's Gold Rush Days get a new (but vintage) twist. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 10:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vintage PJ Sleepover in Long Beach

Vintage PJ Sleepover in Long Beach

Wear your finest 1930s togs at the Art Deco Weekend on the Queen Mary. Read »

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tarantula Date Night

Tarantula Date Night

Eight-legged courting is afoot on Mount Diablo. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Posh Style: The Look of SLS Las Vegas

Posh Style: The Look of SLS Las Vegas

The new, 3-towered hotel, set for an Aug. 23 opening, was designed by Philippe Starck. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara's Tastiest Month: epicure s.b.

Santa Barbara's Tastiest Month: epicure s.b.

The Lemon Festival, maritime tastings, and craft beer are on tap. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Goodland Hotel: Opening Deal for Goleta Spot

Goodland Hotel: Opening Deal for Goleta Spot

The beachy chillaxed stayover is ready for its late August bow. Read »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 8:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Among the Animals: Stay Over at the B. Bryan Preserve

Among the Animals: Stay Over at the B. Bryan Preserve

The Point Arena animal park boasts three cottages and daytime tours. 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.