Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 3:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fort Ross Celebration: Harvest and Wine Time

Fort Ross Celebration: Harvest and Wine Time

Pick apples in an old orchard, sip vino, and take in the historic setting. Read »

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Cool: The Funk Zone's Funky New Hostel

Santa Barbara Cool: The Funk Zone's Funky New Hostel

The Wayfarer has oodles of style (without the pricetag to match). Read »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kayak Pleasures: The Rivers of Sonoma County

Kayak Pleasures: The Rivers of Sonoma County

Fall, that gentler season, is a fine time to take a paddle in hand. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wave-Adjacent Wine: Big Sur's Food Fab Weekend

Wave-Adjacent Wine: Big Sur's Food Fab Weekend

Hiking with Stemware, a Pinot walk, and more tasties are on Food & Wine roster. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Funky Nevada City: Outside Inn

Funky Nevada City: Outside Inn

The vegetable take-one-leave-one table brims with fall offerings. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Thank You, Rain: Bridalveil Fall Makes a Showing

Thank You, Rain: Bridalveil Fall Makes a Showing

It's not so dry 'round Yosemite National Park. Read »

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Furry Cute-a-tude: San Diego Cheetah Sisters

Furry Cute-a-tude: San Diego Cheetah Sisters

The Safari Park cubs will soon mark their first month. Read »

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mapping (and Helping) Yosemite's Bears

Mapping (and Helping) Yosemite's Bears

GPS collars are helping park staff understand the habits of the park's ursine residents. Read »

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Clams, Clams, Clam Chowder, Clams: Pismo Party

Clams, Clams, Clam Chowder, Clams: Pismo Party

The briny good time has been around for nearly seven decades. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

A major restoration of the Yosemite sequoia grove is due. 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.