Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 12:28 PM

Resolutions Made Easy: Free Sonoma Vineyard Walks

Resolutions Made Easy: Free Sonoma Vineyard Walks

Nab a map and set out for a day of sun and grape-close rambles. Read »

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Colony Palms: Posh Palm Springs Times

Colony Palms: Posh Palm Springs Times

It's the desert resort town's swankiest season (so go for a swanky setting). Read »

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Mystery Condor: Help Name the New Chick

Mystery Condor: Help Name the New Chick

The young bird was discovered in Central California over the holidays. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 6:36 PM

Victorian High Jinks: Riverside Dickens Festival

Victorian High Jinks: Riverside Dickens Festival

"A Christmas Carol" buffs and those who love to costume will ye olde be there. Read »

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 at 4:09 PM

Celebratory Sonoma Sips: Winter WINEland

Celebratory Sonoma Sips: Winter WINEland

Enjoy the post-holiday quiet-down among the wineries of North Sonoma. Read »

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Rare Tour: Trinidad Head Lighthouse

Rare Tour: Trinidad Head Lighthouse

The 1871 Humboldt County gem is renowned for weathering one epic wave. Read »

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Vintage VaVoom: Trailers in Palm Springs

Vintage VaVoom: Trailers in Palm Springs

One of the desert's most delightful doings erects the awnings. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 9:48 PM

Museum Month: San Diego's Half-Off February

Museum Month: San Diego's Half-Off February

Heading south in February? Culture up around town, for less. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:13 PM

A Capital Idea: Sacramento Museum Day

A Capital Idea: Sacramento Museum Day

Spy some great, weird, historic, awesome institutions, for little to no cash. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 9:47 PM

BottleRock Napa Valley 2015: Line-Up Announced

BottleRock Napa Valley 2015: Line-Up Announced

Robert Plant, Imagine Dragons, and No Doubt will headline the May music party. 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.