Worth the Trip
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Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Bright Buds, Big Sky: Death Valley Spring Break

Bright Buds, Big Sky: Death Valley Spring Break

Dots of pink and purple near Furnace Creek add to the show. Read »

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 5:04 PM

Spring Babies: Hello, Wee Tarantulas of Diablo

Spring Babies: Hello, Wee Tarantulas of Diablo

Trek up Mount Diablo with an eye on the tarantula burrows (and wildflowers, too). Read »

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 8:54 AM

First Showing: "Citizen Kane" at Hearst Castle

First Showing:

The fundraising evening is part of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 6:44 PM

The Poppies of Mariposa County

The Poppies of Mariposa County

It's wildflower time up around Yosemite and its environs. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Dine Out Delights: What's Fresh in Healdsburg

Dine Out Delights: What's Fresh in Healdsburg

Valette, Wild Flowers Saloon, and other culinary newcomers are making the scene. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Farmhouse Inn: Spring Into Sonoma Special

Farmhouse Inn: Spring Into Sonoma Special

Property petals a-poppin' and the rustic getaway has a third-night-free deal. Read »

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 12:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Shelter Cove: Lost Coast Outpost Turns 50

The way-out-of-the-way ocean-sweet nook hosts a half-century party over the first... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 at 7:09 AM

Re-Opened: Death Valley's Zabriskie Point

Re-Opened: Death Valley's Zabriskie Point

The stark and stunning area welcomes visitors (and weeks ahead of schedule, too). Read »

Monday, Mar 9, 2015 at 2:13 PM

Brush Up, Ren Fans: Renaissance Symposium

Brush Up, Ren Fans: Renaissance Symposium

Anticipating a full summer of ye olde merrymaking? Start your journey in Folsom. Read »

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 12:06 PM

Borrego Bliss: Warm Days, Spring Sun, and Wildflowers

Borrego Bliss: Warm Days, Spring Sun, and Wildflowers

Eager to see what's budding in the desert? There's a petal-prett package on. 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.