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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Mammoth Mountain: This Is April

Mammoth Mountain: This Is April

Guess what? There's (lots) more snow up the Sierras. Read »

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 9:38 PM

The Empress Hotel: Sleeping Dogs Package

The Empress Hotel: Sleeping Dogs Package

The La Jolla getaway offers a host of interesting ways to plan your trip, including one that loves upon your pooch. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Meet Edie, The Claremont's 'Canine Ambassador'

Meet Edie, The Claremont's 'Canine Ambassador'

A Pittsburgh celebrity makes her debut at the Berkeley landmark. Read »

Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Two Bunch Palms: Coachella Deal

Two Bunch Palms: Coachella Deal

Seek out serenity at a Desert Hot Springs gem. Read »

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 9:51 AM

Henry Miller Memorial Library Goes Carmel

Henry Miller Memorial Library Goes Carmel

The Big Sur gem hopes to set up shop to the north while Highway 1 is repaired. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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Bay Area Festivals: Summer '17 Scene

From music to family fun, the region is all about getting outdoors and savoring...View gallery »

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 1:22 PM

May at Yosemite: Mondo Waterfall Wow

May at Yosemite: Mondo Waterfall Wow

The "peak" moment for allllll of that H2O to come down is coming up as fast as droplets fall over the side of a mountain. Read »

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Mardi Gras for Mushrooms at Morgan Hill

Mardi Gras for Mushrooms at Morgan Hill

You're sweet on fungi? A May-merry weekend is in your forecast. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Coachella Chow Down: The Eats to Expect

Coachella Chow Down: The Eats to Expect

Delish, gourmet eats, plus a nightly Outstanding in the Field happening, dot the foodie festival calendar. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Lovely Lompoc: That Wildflower Moment

Lovely Lompoc: That Wildflower Moment

Road-close blossoms are putting on the petal-perfect show. 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.