Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pre-Bastille Day Bash: Santa Barbara French Fest

Pre-Bastille Day Bash: Santa Barbara French Fest

Poodles, can-can dances, and Parisian treats abound at Oak Park. Read »

Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Disney Tour: California Adventure

New Disney Tour: California Adventure

Head around the park for three hours of info, history, and fun. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New at El Capitan Canyon: Corral Cabins

New at El Capitan Canyon: Corral Cabins

The creekside nests join the Santa Barbara property's yurts and tents. Read »

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 11:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sequoia National Park's First-Ever Dark Sky Fest

Sequoia National Park's First-Ever Dark Sky Fest

The park gathers Milky Way buffs and big tree fans for a sparkly starry night. Read »

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Lassen Camping Program: RentMyTent

New Lassen Camping Program: RentMyTent

Would you love to have your tent all ready when you arrive? You got it. Read »

Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mondo Finds: Moss Landing Antique Fair

Mondo Finds: Moss Landing Antique Fair

It's one of the biggies for treasure hunters. Way, way big. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Time Travelers Wanted: Old Sactown Historic High Jinks

Time Travelers Wanted: Old Sactown Historic High Jinks

The whimsical but highly historical summer weekend events grind into gear. Read »

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Watch Fireworks from Angel Island

Watch Fireworks from Angel Island

Spend Independence Day evening in the state park. Read »

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 9:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fourth of July on the U.S.S. Hornet

Fourth of July on the U.S.S. Hornet

Help the big ship out during a holiday-fun fundraiser. Read »

Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 at 6:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kooky Craft Brew: Super Hero Beer Fest

Kooky Craft Brew: Super Hero Beer Fest

Shiny tights? Yep. Foamy suds? Yep. 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.