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Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 at 9:46 PM

Kitschy Slides: Charles Phoenix's Sacramentoland

Kitschy Slides: Charles Phoenix's Sacramentoland

Remember stops at Pancake Circus as you headed to Tahoe as a kid? Read »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 1:51 PM

Rustic Updates at Grant Grove Cabins

Rustic Updates at Grant Grove Cabins

Your rustic sequoia idyll can still happen (if you get cracking). Read »

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:46 PM

Santa Barbara Tradition: Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara Tradition: Old Spanish Days

The dance-filled, horsey-happy, tradition-laden celebration marks its 91st. Read »

Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Tiki Oasis: Retro Vibes in San Diego

Tiki Oasis: Retro Vibes in San Diego

Don your loudest shirt and a neon lei and get your vintage on. Read »

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 8:19 AM

The Sea Glass of Carpinteria

The Sea Glass of Carpinteria

Beautiful, shiny, smooth: Celebrate the fantastic found treasures. Read »

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 9:14 PM

Tasty Marin-Sonoma Sojourn: The Cheese Trail

Tasty Marin-Sonoma Sojourn: The Cheese Trail

Venture to West Marin for a tasty day not far from Tomales Bay. Read »

Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Epiphany Hotel: A Fresh Twist on the Mini Bar

Epiphany Hotel: A Fresh Twist on the Mini Bar

Typically engage in in-room snacking? The Palo Alto hotel has an alternative. Read »

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Stargaze Amaze: Eye Planets Above Glacier Point

Stargaze Amaze: Eye Planets Above Glacier Point

Look up as you're up above Yosemite Valley. Read »

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 »

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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.