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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival

Nosh away, in a lovely alpine setting, over the second weekend in September. Read »

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Solvang Sweet: Æbleskiver-Eating Contest

Solvang Sweet: Æbleskiver-Eating Contest

How many of these classic pastries can you devour in a row? Read »

Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 at 3:41 PM

Happy Birthday, National Park Service

Happy Birthday, National Park Service

Find your way to a sublime setting, and pay nothing to enter, on Friday, Aug. 25. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 9:38 PM

California Wine Month: Flavorful Festivals

California Wine Month: Flavorful Festivals

Vino-ologists: Start planning a September full of winery visits, vineyard tours, cool happenings... Read »

Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 9:59 PM

The Kimpton Everly: Dapper New Hollywood Stay

The Kimpton Everly: Dapper New Hollywood Stay

Rise, shine, open the curtains, and gaze upon the famous Hollywood Hills at the stylish destination. Read »

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 10:06 PM

Titanic Photographs: Queen Mary Exhibit

Titanic Photographs: Queen Mary Exhibit

"Almost 100 period photographs" are on display at the Long Beach landmark. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Elvis Presley Festival: Garden Grove Gathering

Elvis Presley Festival: Garden Grove Gathering

Tribute artists, sparkly jumpsuits, and hip-shaking songs rule the 18th annual party. Read »

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 at 10:44 AM

Palm Springs Tram: Solar Eclipse Viewing

Palm Springs Tram: Solar Eclipse Viewing

Call upon Mountain Station on Monday, Aug. 21 for a special program. Read »

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Mono County: Gorgeous Hiking Trails

Mono County: Gorgeous Hiking Trails

The snowy winter has made for a water-beautiful summer, with plentiful waterfalls and serene lakes. Read »

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:53 PM

Yum: Sacramento Nacho Festival

Yum: Sacramento Nacho Festival

The afternoon-fun affair spotlights the iconic dish on the final Saturday in August. 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.