Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 10:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

1930s Again: Evening on the Enchanted Hill

1930s Again: Evening on the Enchanted Hill

The after-hours tours have returned to Hearst Castle. Read »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rosy Weekend: Russian Tea & Fragrance Fest

Rosy Weekend: Russian Tea & Fragrance Fest

Tea leaf readings and traditional dance festoon the Russian River Rose Company's fall party. Read »

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

The Whaley House's Creaky-Stair October

The Whaley House's Creaky-Stair October

Ghosty doings are afoot -- or afloat -- at one of the planet's most haunted abodes. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Savory November: Mendo's Mushroomy Month

Savory November: Mendo's Mushroomy Month

Have to have the fungi in practically everything? Go north, mushroomian. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 7:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Meets NOLA: Wine Country Cajun Festival

Napa Meets NOLA: Wine Country Cajun Festival

Crawfish and dance-ready tunes? Napa goes New Orleans, for the day. Read »

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 »

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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.