Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 8:19 AM

The Sea Glass of Carpinteria

The Sea Glass of Carpinteria

Beautiful, shiny, smooth: Celebrate the fantastic found treasures. Read »

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 9:14 PM

Tasty Marin-Sonoma Sojourn: The Cheese Trail

Tasty Marin-Sonoma Sojourn: The Cheese Trail

Venture to West Marin for a tasty day not far from Tomales Bay. Read »

Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Epiphany Hotel: A Fresh Twist on the Mini Bar

Epiphany Hotel: A Fresh Twist on the Mini Bar

Typically engage in in-room snacking? The Palo Alto hotel has an alternative. Read »

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Stargaze Amaze: Eye Planets Above Glacier Point

Stargaze Amaze: Eye Planets Above Glacier Point

Look up as you're up above Yosemite Valley. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 2:11 PM

San Jose Ren Faire Gets Spritely

San Jose Ren Faire Gets Spritely

Not enough whimsy in your world? This should address that. Read »

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 10:33 PM

Elegant Sips, Elevated: Mammoth Wine Weekend

Elegant Sips, Elevated: Mammoth Wine Weekend

Before the air chills and the snow arrives, raise a glorious glass. Read »

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Original Instruments Reign: Valley of the Moon Music Fest

Original Instruments Reign: Valley of the Moon Music Fest

Make for Sonoma for sounds of a different century. Read »

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 9:01 AM

Early Summer Mornings Up San Jacinto

Early Summer Mornings Up San Jacinto

Like to get a fresh start and high elevations? You're in luck (if you're near Palm Springs on a Friday). Read »

Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Kinetic Whimsy Rules Willits

Kinetic Whimsy Rules Willits

Steampunk tomfoolery, delightful music, and Kinetic Handcar Races are just up the 101. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Pup-Putt: Resort Welcomes Dogs on Golf Course

Pup-Putt: Resort Welcomes Dogs on Golf Course

Hounds and holes-in-ones unite, near Portola. 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.