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Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 10:06 PM

Mt. Shasta: Short Trail Hikes

Mt. Shasta: Short Trail Hikes

Summertime around the Big Mountain means marvelous meandering opportunities aplenty. Read »

Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Vintage Flair: Queen Mary Art Deco Weekend

Vintage Flair: Queen Mary Art Deco Weekend

Don your 1930s togs and join the retro party, in Long Beach. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Aerial Tram Ride: Above Squaw Valley

Aerial Tram Ride: Above Squaw Valley

No skis are required for this summer adventure. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Banana Fests: Sactown and Stockton Yum

Banana Fests: Sactown and Stockton Yum

Is the peelable, portable fruit your daily go-to snack? There's a delish party (or two) just for you. Read »

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Sierra Storytelling Festival: Trees and Tales

Sierra Storytelling Festival: Trees and Tales

The 32nd outing of the yarnful weekend'll bring the stories to Nevada City's historic North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. Read »

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Sweet Wheezes: Cotati Accordion Festival

Sweet Wheezes: Cotati Accordion Festival

The bellows bash'll once again draw a caboodle of key-mastering artists. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Inn Town Campground Celebrates 1st Year

Inn Town Campground Celebrates 1st Year

Venture to Nevada City for a nature-nice, town-close camp-out experience. Read »

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 1:45 PM

California Wine Festival: Stately Sips

California Wine Festival: Stately Sips

Linger and try tony libations while enjoying the Pacific-close sunshine in Santa Barbara. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Taste of Yosemite 2018

Taste of Yosemite 2018

Begin 2018 with lauded chefs, primo cuisine, and a perfect national park setting. Read »

Friday, Jul 7, 2017 at 2:28 PM

Lake Tahoe Dance Festival: Nature + Art

Lake Tahoe Dance Festival: Nature + Art

Savor an alpine getaway, and a communion with a graceful art form, in late July. 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.
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Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

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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.

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