Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Sale: October Flashlight Tours at the Winchester

On Sale: October Flashlight Tours at the Winchester

The San Jose manse is thinking about those eerie autumn nights. Read »

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Corn Dog Days: California State Fair Opens

Corn Dog Days: California State Fair Opens

The big show unfurls at the Cal Expo in Sacramento. Read »

Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Even Bigger: Halloween Grows at Disneyland

Even Bigger: Halloween Grows at Disneyland

More Mickey's Halloween Party is in the cards for autumn 2014. Read »

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Meet Shadow, San Diego Zoo Superstar

Meet Shadow, San Diego Zoo Superstar

The furry lad'll soon be part of the educational staff at Wegeforth Bowl. Read »

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hike to Yosemite's Geographic Center

Hike to Yosemite's Geographic Center

Ready to see views in all directions? This moderate trek awaits. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 10:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Hop in the cab of a Gold Country favorite (and get to work). Read »

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Friends of Bodie Day

Friends of Bodie Day

Sweet on the state park? Don your cowboy hat and go ghost town. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Living Fireworks Show": The Flower Hat Jelly

The exquisite creatures are in the news and at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pre-Bastille Day Bash: Santa Barbara French Fest

Pre-Bastille Day Bash: Santa Barbara French Fest

Poodles, can-can dances, and Parisian treats abound at Oak Park. Read »

Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Disney Tour: California Adventure

New Disney Tour: California Adventure

Head around the park for three hours of info, history, and fun. 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.