Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jan 5, 2015 at 1:45 PM

On Sale: California's Artisan Cheese Festival Tickets

On Sale: California's Artisan Cheese Festival Tickets

Who's making the creamiest concoctions in the state? Try 'em out. Read »

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:21 PM

A National Park New Year's Resolution

A National Park New Year's Resolution

Want to be one with nature in 2015? State your intention. Read »

Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 at 11:50 AM

Sactown Sizzle: Bacon Fest

Sactown Sizzle: Bacon Fest

Foodies make for the capital to chow down on the star strip. Read »

Sunday, Jan 4, 2015 at 12:10 PM

New in 2015: Hike Death Valley Program

New in 2015: Hike Death Valley Program

Is one of your resolutions to move more? Here's your chance. Read »

Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Stylish Cinema: Palm Springs International Film Festival

Stylish Cinema: Palm Springs International Film Festival

Here comes cinema's biggest season, via its first sunshine-y stop. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Festive Flukes: Monterey Whalefest

Festive Flukes: Monterey Whalefest

Landlubber-nice activities dot the shore as whale fans eye the waves. Read »

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Paso Robles: Glow-in-the-Dark New Year's Eve

Paso Robles: Glow-in-the-Dark New Year's Eve

The illuminated celebration is a sparkly send-off to the town's 125th anniversary. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 12:41 PM

"Goonies" Grub: A 1985 Movie Menu, in Santa Barbara

Barbareño will serve a seven-courser inspired by pop culture favorites. Read »

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Mmm, Mushrooms: Santa Cruz Fungus Fair

Mmm, Mushrooms: Santa Cruz Fungus Fair

Mavens get to know marvelous mushrooms aplenty. Read »

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM
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New: First-Ever Catalina Island Destination Resort Spa

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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.