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Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 10:29 AM

Grape Stomp Time at Grgich Hills

Grape Stomp Time at Grgich Hills

A foot-stamped tee is a sweet souvenir from the squishy activity. Read »

Friday, Sep 9, 2016 at 6:25 AM

Celebrated Song Returns to Mission Inn

Celebrated Song Returns to Mission Inn

"A Perfect Day" was written long ago at the landmark; now hear it twice nightly. Read »

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 at 8:37 AM

Lake Tahoe Tasty: Food & Wine Fest

Lake Tahoe Tasty: Food & Wine Fest

Spend a few hours brushing up, bite by bite, on what lake-close cuisiniers are up to nowadays. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Autumn Tradition: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Autumn Tradition: Ojai Studio Artists Tour

Call upon 50 studios in and around the arts-lush valley. Read »

Monday, Sep 5, 2016 at 9:32 PM

Autumn + Autos: Mono County Fall Drives

Autumn + Autos: Mono County Fall Drives

Find drive-nice stretches that include mountains, sky, and changing trees. Read »

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Haunted Mansion 2016 Gingerbread House

Haunted Mansion 2016 Gingerbread House

The spooky pastry changes each year; find out this season's "Nightmare" theme. Read »

Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 at 7:40 AM

Hearst Castle: Tours Resume

Hearst Castle: Tours Resume

The landmark closed due to the nearby Chimney Fire; now visitors are once again strolling the famous estate. Read »

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Hollywood Roosevelt: Movie-Cool Cocktails

Hollywood Roosevelt: Movie-Cool Cocktails

Quaff a "Pearamount Pictures" just steps from the fabled boulevard. Read »

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 9:04 AM

Hakone Gardens: The Centennial Gala

Hakone Gardens: The Centennial Gala

Stroll the Saratoga expanse after its typical closing hour. Read »

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 at 6:05 PM

Bigfoot Days in Willow Creek

Bigfoot Days in Willow Creek

The town hosts a community-cool parade and more to-dos on the Saturday before Labor Day. 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.