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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Sunday, Oct 1, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Palm Springs Tram: Snow Soothsayers Wanted

Palm Springs Tram: Snow Soothsayers Wanted

Predict when that first frosty inch'll fall at Mountain Station and win a ride. Read »

Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 at 3:02 PM

Pacific Grove: Butterfly Parade & Bazaar

Pacific Grove: Butterfly Parade & Bazaar

It's the annual "welcome back!" bash for the Monarch butterflies. Read »

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 9:33 PM

Thomas and Percy's Halloween Party

Thomas and Percy's Halloween Party

Find your favorite costume and ride the rails with the beloved characters. Read »

Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 at 12:08 PM

A Very Nevada City October

A Very Nevada City October

Fall foliage will be ramping up, and, as the month proceeds, those quirky Halloween decorations, too. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 2:11 PM

Carmel Valley Ranch: Wine Harvest Weekend

Carmel Valley Ranch: Wine Harvest Weekend

A dinner party and a grand tasting are on the busy (yet ultimately relaxed) roster at the rustic-luxe getaway. Read »

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Russian Tea & Fragrance Festival: Garden Magic

Russian Tea & Fragrance Festival: Garden Magic

Take part in a tea leaf reading or join a scent salon demo, in Healdsburg. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 6:36 PM

Harvest Haunt Express: Gold Country Fun

Harvest Haunt Express: Gold Country Fun

Step aboard the Jamestown-based movie train for a sweet 'n eerie ride. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 6:39 PM

Santa Barbara Chowder Fest: Creamy Classic

Santa Barbara Chowder Fest: Creamy Classic

Enjoy some savory seafoody stews at a fundraiser for the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 9:10 PM

Harvest & Steam Faire: Felton Fall

Harvest & Steam Faire: Felton Fall

Create a scarecrow and admire steam-powered devices at Roaring Camp Railroad. Read »

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:46 PM

The Haunted Fort: Historic Sacramento Scares

The Haunted Fort: Historic Sacramento Scares

Finding Halloween spookiness in a state park? It's happening in the capital city. 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.