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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 8:14 AM

Park Ranger Uniforms: A Look Back

Park Ranger Uniforms: A Look Back

Stop by a Founders Day celebration in Three Rivers for this intriguing to-do. Read »

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 10:42 AM

Historic Auburn: A Walking Tour

Historic Auburn: A Walking Tour

Sidle through a slice of Gold Country's long-ago past. Read »

Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 at 10:29 AM

National Lighthouse Day at Point Cabrillo

National Lighthouse Day at Point Cabrillo

Take a lens tour at the ocean-snug landmark. Read »

Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 at 8:56 AM

Velvety Heavens: Lassen Dark Sky Fest

Velvety Heavens: Lassen Dark Sky Fest

Retreat to one of the low-light-iest corners of the state. Then gaze up. Read »

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:22 PM

Accordion Magic: Cotati Festival

Accordion Magic: Cotati Festival

Be drawn in by the bellows-sweet ballads at the August sound summit. Read »

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 7:38 AM

A-peeling: Sacramento Banana Fest

A-peeling: Sacramento Banana Fest

Is it your go-to snack, breakfast, dessert? Go to the capital city in August. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 6:49 AM

Catalina Island: Unlimited Fun Day Pass

Catalina Island: Unlimited Fun Day Pass

Make your way to the magical land, and then hop on a tour, or boat ride, or... Read »

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 7:19 AM

Elvis Amazing: Tribute Artists Go OC

Elvis Amazing: Tribute Artists Go OC

Run a comb through your pompadour and roll your Cadillac for Garden Grove. Read »

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Can-Can Confab: Santa Barbara French Fest

Can-Can Confab: Santa Barbara French Fest

Dance, wine, and dressy poodles bring the "ooh la la" to the American Riviera. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 10:10 PM

Happy 50th, Robert Mondavi Winery

Happy 50th, Robert Mondavi Winery

Celebrate with a day of entertainment, buggy rides, and legendary sips. 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.