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Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Rustic Seasonal: Carmel Valley Ranch Holiday

Rustic Seasonal: Carmel Valley Ranch Holiday

A Nutcracker tea, soap-making workshops, and Santa lend charm to the nature-close getaway. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Casita Updates Debut at La Quinta Resort & Club

Casita Updates Debut at La Quinta Resort & Club

The storied desert property undergoes a big renovation. Read »

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Columbia's Gold Rush Christmas

Columbia's Gold Rush Christmas

Columbia State Historic Park throws a few feasts and fire-close chats. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Vegas Neon Museum's December to Remember

Vegas Neon Museum's December to Remember

Watch the Sin City signs sparkle with seasonal spunk. Read »

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Granite and Ice: Curry Village Rink Open

Granite and Ice: Curry Village Rink Open

The view, cannot be beat (nor the fresh air). Where is it? Yosemite, of course. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 at 11:53 AM

A Very Napa Holiday

A Very Napa Holiday

The bows are hung near the barrels and the trees are asparkle. Read »

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Nevada City Natural: Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Nevada City Natural: Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The outdoorsy, environment-sweet cinema treat is back in Gold Country. Read »

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM

New: Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Jelly Cam

New: Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Jelly Cam

Need a little diaphanous magic on your screen? You got it. Read »

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM

In Full Wing: Goleta Monarch Butterfly Grove

In Full Wing: Goleta Monarch Butterfly Grove

That most spectacular of seasons is now fluttering. Read »

Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Palm Springs Tram Tree: A Bright Light

Palm Springs Tram Tree: A Bright Light

Singer Jack Jones will perform the seasonal honors. 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.