Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Fresh Update: Bernardus's Lucia Restaurant

Fresh Update: Bernardus's Lucia Restaurant

The Carmel Valley property boasts over 150 fruit trees and multi-acre gardens. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 5:13 PM

A Fall-Fancy Stay Near The Winchester

A Fall-Fancy Stay Near The Winchester

Venturing to The Winchester Mystery House this October? There's a posh property within walking distance. Read »

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Grape Goodness: Livermore Harvest Wine Celebration

Grape Goodness: Livermore Harvest Wine Celebration

It's that time of year, and dozens of wineries are breaking out the best bottles. Read »

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Free Entry: Happy 99th, National Park Service!

Free Entry: Happy 99th, National Park Service!

No presents required, but, of course, your presence (you knew that was coming). Read »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Pacific-Close Creativity: Cambria Scarecrow Fest

Pacific-Close Creativity: Cambria Scarecrow Fest

The famous fall sights are funny, weird, and preparing for their close-up. Read »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Lonely Planet's "Ultimate" List Loves on Local Gems

Lonely Planet's "Ultimate" List Loves on Local Gems

Several Golden States spots ranked among the top 500 "ultimate travel" destinations on the planet. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 4:39 PM

Safari West: Name That Monkey

Safari West: Name That Monkey

Pick the perfect moniker for the baby Patas and win a free tour of the Santa Rosa preserve. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Camp Indoors: Tahoe's Basecamp Grows

Camp Indoors: Tahoe's Basecamp Grows

Summer may be winding down, but you can "set up tent" even into the cooler months. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Capitola Flower Wow: Begonia Fest

Capitola Flower Wow: Begonia Fest

Delightfully decorated vessels take to the water over Labor Day Weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Edible Education: Eating Ojai Tour

Edible Education: Eating Ojai Tour

Sup it up at a sextet of Ojai shops and/or eateries, with Ventura Food Tours as your guide. Read »

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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.