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Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 9:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

2016 Sunset Idea House Opens

Eye "a celebration of local design" over six style-filled weekends. View gallery »

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 8:19 PM

NPS Centennial: Yosemite Celebrates

NPS Centennial: Yosemite Celebrates

Several nature-cool programs will mark the National Park Service's 100th anniversary. Read »

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 8:52 AM

Labor Day Splash at The Beverly Hilton

Labor Day Splash at The Beverly Hilton

Save up to 25% on a close-of-summer stay at the legendary property. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Mole & Mariachi Fest: A Park-Nice Fundraiser

Mole & Mariachi Fest: A Park-Nice Fundraiser

Celebrate and sup at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Read »

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 11:19 AM

CANFEST: World's Largest Can Beer Festival

CANFEST: World's Largest Can Beer Festival

Lend love to The Reno Bike Project and enjoy some fine brews. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 8:50 PM

A Spirited Eve at Hotel del Coronado

A Spirited Eve at Hotel del Coronado

If you're a grown-up with a ghosty side, your soiree is at the surfside landmark. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at 10:24 PM

The Party at Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Party at Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Cannery Row institution serves up "ocean-friendly foods" and good times at this annual shebang. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Weekend Along the Farm Trails 2016

Weekend Along the Farm Trails 2016

Picnics, tours, and "Animal Cuddling" are on the delightful docket of this Sonoma County tradition. Read »

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 9:46 AM

CowParade Goes SLO

CowParade Goes SLO

"The World's Largest Public Art Event" to swish its tail on the Central Coast. Read »

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Apple Days Are Ahead, Autumnists

Apple Days Are Ahead, Autumnists

Summer's heat is on, but Oak Glen will soon jump into fall's pie-ful pleasures. 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.