Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Water Wonders: Tentacles Exhibit in Monterey

Water Wonders: Tentacles Exhibit in Monterey

Octopuses, Squid, and Cuttlefishes get their moment in a mondo new show. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

90th Birthday: Cypress Inn Celebrates Doris Day

90th Birthday: Cypress Inn Celebrates Doris Day

The movie star's Carmel getaway fetes her big day in big ways. Read »

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

'Tis the Season for Subterranean Strolls

'Tis the Season for Subterranean Strolls

The Forestiere Underground Gardens and Sactown Underground make annual debuts. Read »

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 1:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Literary Love: Steinbeck Festival

Literary Love: Steinbeck Festival

Take a tour of "Steinbeck Country" when Salinas honors its belovedly bookly son. Read »

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 at 7:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Calistoga Cute: Return of the Babydoll Sheep

Calistoga Cute: Return of the Babydoll Sheep

A sign of wine country spring summons heavy-duty "aww"-ing. Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hikers' Bus: Skyline to the Sea Trail

Hikers' Bus: Skyline to the Sea Trail

A Santa Cruz bus service takes hikers to the start of the famous hiking route. Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 6:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Luxury Zip Trip: Crossing Catalina Canyons

Luxury Zip Trip: Crossing Catalina Canyons

Ready to helmet up and go flying, island adventurers? Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 6:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winchester Mystery House: Overnight Stays Ahead

Winchester Mystery House: Overnight Stays Ahead

Spending the night at the famously spooky abode is given the okay. Read »

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 4:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palo Alto Plates: 520 Chef's Table

Palo Alto Plates: 520 Chef's Table

The Garden Court Hotel kicks off a fresh culinary series. Read »

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Exhibit: Da Vinci at the Venetian

Vegas Exhibit: Da Vinci at the Venetian

An ode to the master debuts in all of its art-nice, science-wonder glory. 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.

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