Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

TahoeART Month: September Surprises

TahoeART Month: September Surprises

Dance, photography, music, and other treats flutter by the big lake. Read »

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 6:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

100+ Swimmers: Extraterrestrial-Themed Synchro Show

100+ Swimmers: Extraterrestrial-Themed Synchro Show

The Aquanuts make a starry splash in Walnut Creek. Read »

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cosmic: Mountaintop Supermoon Party

Cosmic: Mountaintop Supermoon Party

Take a "moonlit gondola ride" to the summit of Mammoth Mountain. Read »

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Death Valley's "Cold" Day in Summer

Death Valley's

The hottest place on the planet didn't hit 90 degrees on an August day. Really. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 11:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

End-of-Summer Soiree: Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Fest

End-of-Summer Soiree: Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Fest

Done the outdoorsy nosh-and-browse thing yet? The season's flying by. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Feathers in Flight: A Condor Celebration

Feathers in Flight: A Condor Celebration

See a condor and a few raptors and help out the majestic, big-winged bird. Read »

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 7:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Koalas Behind the Scenes: A New San Diego Zoo Tour

Koalas Behind the Scenes: A New San Diego Zoo Tour

See keepers prepare the marsupials' meals and visit the "bachelor pad." Read »

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Venice Cool: Hotel Erwin's Fresh Extras

Venice Cool: Hotel Erwin's Fresh Extras

The water-close property boasts a suite with a DJ booth. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Spend the middle of September visiting Bodie, Aurora, and Masonic. Read »

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Chance: Redwood Run Without Autos

Rare Chance: Redwood Run Without Autos

Easy hoofing it: Newton B. Drury Parkway will be closed to traffic the day of the run. 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.