Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 10:40 PM

Rare View: Sunrise Gondola Up Mammoth Mountain

Rare View: Sunrise Gondola Up Mammoth Mountain

Rise 'n shine, vista fans, for a dawn ride up the the big hill. Read »

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 2:17 PM

Moonlight, Train Tracks, Redwoods, and You

Moonlight, Train Tracks, Redwoods, and You

Find an atmospheric way to experience the evening, in Santa Cruz. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 at 9:56 PM

Catalina Beach Parties: Descanso's Summer Scene

Catalina Beach Parties: Descanso's Summer Scene

Need some island sand? You can have it without hopping a plane. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 at 1:35 PM

California WorldFest in Grass Valley

California WorldFest in Grass Valley

Bands, performers, good vibes, and good times glitter in Gold Country. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 9:37 PM

Ferraris Vroom for Mountain View

Ferraris Vroom for Mountain View

Eye magnificent machines, all in one picturesque place. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Oxbow Ukuleles: Napa Goes Uke-A-Palooza

Oxbow Ukuleles: Napa Goes Uke-A-Palooza

Strumming and snacking are the order of the day (on the last day of July). Read »

Monday, Jul 6, 2015 at 9:50 PM

Squaw Valley Cool: Art, Music & Wine Festival

Squaw Valley Cool: Art, Music & Wine Festival

Stroll by handmade gifts and more goodies, all while soaking in the alpine air. Read »

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 11:56 AM

A Fictional Favorite Visits Felton

A Fictional Favorite Visits Felton

A sweet engine leaves the page/screen and choo-choos through the redwoods. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 2:10 PM

To Catalina Island, by Water Skis

To Catalina Island, by Water Skis

Call the annual race the most invigorating way to visit Avalon. Read »

Friday, Jul 3, 2015 at 7:46 AM

Near Ventura: Boat Ride to Cueva Valdez

Near Ventura: Boat Ride to Cueva Valdez

Island Packers make a special trip to the Channel Islands nook and Painted Cave, too. 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.