Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8:47 AM

Free Concerts at North Lake Tahoe

Free Concerts at North Lake Tahoe

The pay-nothing summer series is revving up for a spirited, sound-packed run. Read »

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:24 AM

On Vacation: Madonna Inn Pink Chocolate

On Vacation: Madonna Inn Pink Chocolate

The "all-natural rosy coloring" is missing (but won't be forever). Read »

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:17 AM

Desert Fare: Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Desert Fare: Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Sup around the resorts and eateries that dot the desert, stylishly. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:16 AM

Dippable Delish: Castroville Artichoke Fest

Dippable Delish: Castroville Artichoke Fest

The center of artichoke-onia pays tribute to the tender/tough superstar. Read »

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Carlsbad Getaway: Grown-up Play Date

Carlsbad Getaway: Grown-up Play Date

Find merriment, Milk Duds, and movies, just a few minutes from the beach. Read »

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 4:15 AM

Happy 75th, Knott's Berry Farm Ghost Town

Happy 75th, Knott's Berry Farm Ghost Town

The rootin', tootin' Buena Park attraction marks a major milestone. Read »

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Hopland Sweet: Bees, Butterflies, and Wine

Hopland Sweet: Bees, Butterflies, and Wine

Spend a sun-laden day at the new garden at Saracina Vineyards. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:17 AM

Art + Heart: Paint the Parks!

Art + Heart: Paint the Parks!

Adore putting brush to canvas in some of California's most spectacular settings? You can help the park you love. Read »

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 3:49 AM

San Diego Cool: All-Star Yoga

San Diego Cool: All-Star Yoga

Find your pose during the All-Star Week special event. Read »

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Luscious Stuff: California Strawberry Festival

Luscious Stuff: California Strawberry Festival

Save us some strawberry nachos, please. 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.