Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 at 9:19 AM

Bodie Sunshine: Summer Schedule Starts

Bodie Sunshine: Summer Schedule Starts

Ready for a vacation to a Golden State must-must-must-see? Read »

Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 at 9:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Easter Treats for the Monterey Otters

Icy delights with a springtime theme made for a picture-ready moment. See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 1:03 PM

Golden State Wines: Down to Earth Month

Golden State Wines: Down to Earth Month

A host of planet-nice haps are blooming at California wineries in April. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 10:25 PM

Sunny Supping: Desert Restaurant Week

Sunny Supping: Desert Restaurant Week

The yearly food-special party brings the warmth, good times to Palm Springs and beyond. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 10:27 PM

Find Your Park: A Centennial Celebration

Find Your Park: A Centennial Celebration

The new campaign is helping people make a deeper connection with a favorite national park. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 9:32 PM

New Book Features California's "Abroad" Places

New Book Features California's

Solvang, Healdsburg, and other Golden State spots made the internationally flavored roster. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Snowy Bunny: North Lake Tahoe Easter

Snowy Bunny: North Lake Tahoe Easter

The Big Bunny and more hoppity haps are going down the slopes. Read »

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 9:30 PM

Corning Creamy: Olive Oil Milkshakes

Corning Creamy: Olive Oil Milkshakes

Olive-y favorite the Olive Pit is also famous for its vinegar shakes, too. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 9:07 AM

Now Open: Yosemite's Glacier Point Road

Now Open: Yosemite's Glacier Point Road

It's an early spring open for the typically snowy route. Read »

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Desert Cool: Family Crafting Fest at The Ace

The May gathering, called "a Coachella for families," is all about... See Full Gallery »

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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.