Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Purple Pretty: Sonoma Lavender Festival

Purple Pretty: Sonoma Lavender Festival

Cameras out: A five-acre farm is in "full bloom." Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 2:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Farmhouse Inn: Learn the Culinary Arts

Farmhouse Inn: Learn the Culinary Arts

Eggs, foraging, butcher techniques, and jam-makery? Get to know them all. Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 4:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Silicon Valley Beer Week

Silicon Valley Beer Week

Special pairings and robust events fill out the end of July. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Later Weekend Hours: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Later Weekend Hours: Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Cannery Row favorite'll keep it going longer, for summer. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mmm: Hello, Sacratomato Week

Mmm: Hello, Sacratomato Week

The juicy local favorite plays the star in dishes and drinks. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mountaintop Learning: Explore Mammoth

Mountaintop Learning: Explore Mammoth

Get to know the history and geology of the big mountain. Read »

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skunk Train Fun: Camping on the Noyo

Skunk Train Fun: Camping on the Noyo

Board the Skunk Train and make for a former logging camp. Read »

Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 9:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Helping Music Education: Petaluma Music Festival

Helping Music Education: Petaluma Music Festival

The genre-roaming party lands on the first Saturday in August. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pacific Picnic: World's Biggest Salmon BBQ

Pacific Picnic: World's Biggest Salmon BBQ

Head for South Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg to get your fish fill. 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.