Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Cab Confab: Silver Oak Release Day

Cab Confab: Silver Oak Release Day

Sunshine and velvety sips are the star twosome in Oakville. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Animal Amour: Safari West's Rumble in the Jungle

Animal Amour: Safari West's Rumble in the Jungle

How do animals make other baby animals? The Santa Rosa preserve explains. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Cask Room Cinema: Winery Meets Movie Theatre

Cask Room Cinema: Winery Meets Movie Theatre

Merryvale Winery serves up some very good movies (and very good wine). Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Alabama Hills Adventure: Travel "The Movie Road"

Alabama Hills Adventure: Travel

The Lone Pine-close setting has served as the backdrop to hundreds of Westerns. Read »

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 9:53 PM

Nevada City's Merry Mardi Gras

Nevada City's Merry Mardi Gras

The bead-tossing-est holiday is lively and quirky in the Gold Country town. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 9:43 PM

Name Picked: Big Sur's Mystery Condor

Name Picked: Big Sur's Mystery Condor

The name is no mystery (or, rather, it is). Read »

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 1:37 PM

All Aboard: The Skunk's Special 2015 Trains

All Aboard: The Skunk's Special 2015 Trains

The on-the-rails landmark has some lively happenings ahead. Read »

Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 at 8:02 AM

Hotel del Celebrates "Vowentine's Day"

Hotel del Celebrates

Join a large renewal and wedding ceremony in the historic Crown Room. Read »

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 11:48 AM

The Domaine Carneros Sparkling Suite

The Domaine Carneros Sparkling Suite

Have a special-but-private occasion ahead? Here's your vineyard-view celebration spot. Read »

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 9:41 PM

San Diego New: Climb the California Tower

San Diego New: Climb the California Tower

The Balboa Park icon is open for ascensions. 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.