Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 8:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Among the Animals: Stay Over at the B. Bryan Preserve

Among the Animals: Stay Over at the B. Bryan Preserve

The Point Arena animal park boasts three cottages and daytime tours. Read »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Camping Cool: Santa Barbara Silver Safari

Camping Cool: Santa Barbara Silver Safari

Book a vintage beauty and round out the summer with a little R&R. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 1:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Downtown Napa Party: Blues, Brews & BBQ

Downtown Napa Party: Blues, Brews & BBQ

A good chunk of the town'll turn it over to summer grilling and grooving. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Capitola's Brimming with Begonias

Capitola's Brimming with Begonias

A lively array of decorated water-bound vessels and art-nice haps are ahead. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Swank: Tiki Convention

San Diego Swank: Tiki Convention

Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid and more cool people party, retro-style. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Car Week: Monterey's Got the Gleam

Car Week: Monterey's Got the Gleam

Maserati, Ruxton, and Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa are three of the shiny stars. Read »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Westerns Rule the Lone Pine Film Festival

Westerns Rule the Lone Pine Film Festival

The Alabama Hills-close town fetes the genre it helped make famous. Read »

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vino on the Mountain: Mammoth Wine Weekend

Vino on the Mountain: Mammoth Wine Weekend

A Village Wine Walk and a Tour of California Wine Dinner are two tasty highlights. Read »

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

50+ Libations: Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest

50+ Libations: Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest

Sample some of the deepest, smokiest beverages (and learn about the sips). Read »

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

TahoeART Month: September Surprises

TahoeART Month: September Surprises

Dance, photography, music, and other treats flutter by the big lake. 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.