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Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 1:24 PM

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Poster Contest

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Poster Contest

Can you capture the beautiful, bite-delivering bulb in all of its flavorful glory? Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:15 PM

Desert by Night: 'Park After Dark'

Desert by Night: 'Park After Dark'

Spy nocturnal critters at the every-so-often Living Desert to-do. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Literary Lark: Riverside Dickens Festival

Literary Lark: Riverside Dickens Festival

Bustles, top hats, and other sartorial touches'll reign at the annual lit-and-more merriment. Read »

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Cali4nia Pass Free (After Four Lessons)

Cali4nia Pass Free (After Four Lessons)

Brush up on your slope-swift moves and score a way to ski more. Read »

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Romance in the Redwoods: Trees to Slugs

Romance in the Redwoods: Trees to Slugs

Connect with nature on the Sunday before Valentine's Day. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:14 PM

Huge Heart: Valentine's Week in Oceanside

Huge Heart: Valentine's Week in Oceanside

Whale watching, a bike ride, and that ginormous balloon love-up various happenings around the town. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Bodie Calendar Contest: Send in Your Top Pics

Bodie Calendar Contest: Send in Your Top Pics

Adore the ghost town? You might see your photography in the 2018 calendar. Read »

Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Desert Spring Show: Almost Flower Time

Desert Spring Show: Almost Flower Time

The moment has arrived to ponder your overnight arrangements. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Monterey Bay: Marvel at Whale Majesty

Monterey Bay: Marvel at Whale Majesty

Can't make the end-of-January party? The beloved mammals'll still be around. Read »

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 9:25 PM

Hollywood Roosevelt: Awards Season Packages

Hollywood Roosevelt: Awards Season Packages

Attend an Oscar-viewing party in the very spot where the ceremony was first held. 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.