Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Half Moon Bay: The Pumpkining Starts Early

Half Moon Bay: The Pumpkining Starts Early

Half Moon Bay pours Pumpkin Harvest Ale, offers pumpkin-y menu. Read »

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 98th, National Park Service

Happy 98th, National Park Service

The venerable system marks the occasion by waiving admission at dozens of parks. Read »

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 4:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

62 Years of Beautiful Work: Sausalito Art Festival

62 Years of Beautiful Work: Sausalito Art Festival

It's venerable, lauded, and well-attended, and it's up over Labor Day Weekend. Read »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sunset Soiree: Savor the Central Coast

Sunset Soiree: Savor the Central Coast

Adventure tours and special dinners festoon the foodie-famous to-do. Read »

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

North Tahoe's Human-Powered Sports Tips

North Tahoe's Human-Powered Sports Tips

Paddleboarding, mountain biking, and yoga get the love in a new photo-filled ebook. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Flavor: Tequila & Taco Music Festival

Santa Cruz Flavor: Tequila & Taco Music Festival

Enjoyed the California Beer Fest? The organizers have more in store. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 6:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Furry Learning: Otter Days in Monterey

Furry Learning: Otter Days in Monterey

Discover what goes into caring for an otter, at the aquarium. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Leaf-Tracking Map: California Fall Foliage Blog

New Leaf-Tracking Map: California Fall Foliage Blog

Where will the Golden State's trees start to turn first? Read »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 5:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paso Wine, Cambria Beach, Harvest Time

Paso Wine, Cambria Beach, Harvest Time

A Blue Dolphin Inn special pairs guests with a tasting tour. Read »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 9:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old Sacramento Americana Weekend

Old Sacramento Americana Weekend

The historic nook's Gold Rush Days get a new (but vintage) twist. 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.