Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Valentine's Weekend on Catalina Island

Valentine's Weekend on Catalina Island

Ocean views and zip line adventure; the hearts-y weekend gets awesome, in Avalon. Read »

Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 at 9:19 AM

Films About Wine: Santa Barbara Fest

Films About Wine: Santa Barbara Fest

The first-ever vino + celluloid celebration screens over three late-winter weeks. Read »

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Evening Kayaking on Tomales Bay

Evening Kayaking on Tomales Bay

Eye bioluminescence, then bed down at Nick's Cove. Read »

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Madera Delish: Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Madera Delish: Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Is this your top taste duo? Your Valentine's Weekend is all mapped out. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Leap Year Stays: Hotel Deals

Leap Year Stays: Hotel Deals

A hospitality company has a host of specials with "29" as the theme. Read »

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 8:12 PM

Cinema Santa Barbara: Film Fest on Approach

Cinema Santa Barbara: Film Fest on Approach

It's the 31st year of this mondo movie happening. Read »

Monday, Jan 25, 2016 at 2:22 PM

Joshua Tree: Centennial Hiking Challenge

Joshua Tree: Centennial Hiking Challenge

In honor of the National Park Service's 100th, visitors are invited to hike 100 miles. Read »

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Away-Away Getaway: East Brother Light Station

Away-Away Getaway: East Brother Light Station

Follow the beam and travel by boat to a Victorian-velvety night. Read »

Monday, Jan 25, 2016 at 1:17 PM

San Jose Landmark: Hotel De Anza's Refresh

San Jose Landmark: Hotel De Anza's Refresh

The 85-year-old property's buff-up is now complete. Read »

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 7:39 AM

Pacific Edge Hotel: El Niño Package

Pacific Edge Hotel: El Niño Package

Feeling a bit water-logged in Laguna Beach? Find fun in your room. 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.