Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM

Sactown Chillax: The Citizen Layover

Sactown Chillax: The Citizen Layover

On your way to Tahoe, Oregon, or elsewhere? Get your first night's rest. Read »

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 9:23 PM

Lights Off, Stars On: Summer Dark Sky Fests

Lights Off, Stars On: Summer Dark Sky Fests

Savor an ancient sight while standing near the big trees and old volcanoes. Read »

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 10:16 PM

Death Valley Summer: Hot Days and Hot Happenings

Death Valley Summer: Hot Days and Hot Happenings

Hear the beautiful tones of a rarely played organ, at Scotty's Castle. Read »

Friday, Jun 5, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Dad's Day on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Dad's Day on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Will you and pops go for a welcome glass of wine -- or beer? Read »

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 at 2:35 PM

Road to Bodie: A Smoother Ghost Town Entry

Road to Bodie: A Smoother Ghost Town Entry

Making for the Mono County landmark? Your way in may be a little less rocky. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 at 2:35 PM

Las Vegas Ocean: Bellagio Sea Garden

Las Vegas Ocean: Bellagio Sea Garden

The posh hotel presents a cooling-for-the-eyes summer treat (for free). Read »

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 at 2:35 PM

Corn Dog Alert: California State Fair on Approach

Corn Dog Alert: California State Fair on Approach

Fried foods, midway rides, and cuddly creatures reign, at Cal Expo. Read »

Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Summer of Cats: The Lindsay Wildlife Experience Meows

Summer of Cats: The Lindsay Wildlife Experience Meows

Special feline events dot the Walnut Creek animal center's calendar. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 at 8:57 PM

Sunset Magazine's New Digs: Jack London Square

Sunset Magazine's New Digs: Jack London Square

Goodbye, Menlo Park, hellooooo, Oakland and Cornerstone in Sonoma! Read »

Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 at 10:50 AM

On a Roll: Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby

On a Roll: Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby

Fleet, not-too-big vehicles head for the (down) hills. 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.