Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hands-On Harvest: Sonoma Valley CRUSH

Hands-On Harvest: Sonoma Valley CRUSH

Sample fermenting wine and engage in behind-the-scenes-y fun. Read »

Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Red Carpet on the Island: Catalina Film Festival

Red Carpet on the Island: Catalina Film Festival

William H. Macy and Andy Garcia are on tap for the sand-close cinema party. Read »

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 4:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wolf Awareness Week at the California Wolf Center

Wolf Awareness Week at the California Wolf Center

The Julian-close sanctuary throws a fundraiser for its beautiful denizens. Read »

Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Prospector Rates Return to Furnace Creek

Prospector Rates Return to Furnace Creek

It's a Death Valley deal at two of the national park's famous properties. Read »

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Harvest Sweet: Stomping Grapes in Sonoma County

Harvest Sweet: Stomping Grapes in Sonoma County

Limber up the toesies, stompers. Read »

Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 at 7:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Trees Are A-Turning: Mono County Fall

Trees Are A-Turning: Mono County Fall

Red and yellow leaves are fluttering near the 395. Need a free foliage map? Read »

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Autumn Outlandishness: The Scarecrows of Cambria

Autumn Outlandishness: The Scarecrows of Cambria

Business owners and locals go straw-to-straw in making the most whimsical of figures. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Death Valley's Happening Nightlife Scene

Death Valley's Happening Nightlife Scene

The clubs are few -- well, non-existent -- but the spectacular show? So rich. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Prickly Fruits: A Walnut Creek Tasting

Prickly Fruits: A Walnut Creek Tasting

The Ruth Bancroft Garden lays out its cactus-poky orbs and sweet things. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mondo Celtic Gathering Shines in Gold Country

Mondo Celtic Gathering Shines in Gold Country

Bands, jams, and Guild encampments spread out in Grass Valley. 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.