Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 2:03 PM

Healdsburg Hoedown: Maypole Time

Healdsburg Hoedown: Maypole Time

Skip around the traditional symbol of springtime at the Russian River Rose Company. Read »

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:02 PM

Stunning Snapshots: Share the Experience Winners

Stunning Snapshots: Share the Experience Winners

A 2015 photography competition inspired shutterbugs to capture some of the best sights in our national parks. Read »

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Vintage Vroom: Historic Race Cars in Fontana

Vintage Vroom: Historic Race Cars in Fontana

Eye dozens of fast cars hailing from 1921 through 1961. Read »

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Take It Outside California!

Take It Outside California!

Join a bee-themed to-do, go birding, do some yoga, and enjoy the fresh air. Read »

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Napa Valley: Do It For The Love Benefit

Napa Valley: Do It For The Love Benefit

Michael Franti headlines the fundraising concert/dinner event ahead of BottleRock Napa Valley. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 11:25 PM

Petal Peek: National Public Gardens Day

Petal Peek: National Public Gardens Day

Stunning spots around the Bay Area, and beyond, will be in full bloom for the May happening. Read »

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 8:10 AM

World's Ugliest Dog Contest: Enter Now

World's Ugliest Dog Contest: Enter Now

The Sonoma-Marin Fair tradition, which loves on offbeat pups, marks its 28th year. Read »

Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 5:20 AM

Universal Studios Hollywood: New Hotel Program

Universal Studios Hollywood: New Hotel Program

Planning on flying for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Consider these stay-overs. Read »

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Spicy Springtime: Petaluma Chili Fest

Spicy Springtime: Petaluma Chili Fest

Heat, and hops -- as in beer -- are the center of the edible action. Read »

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 8:44 AM

Free: Rush Ranch Open House

Free: Rush Ranch Open House

Spend a sunshiny day near Suisun City, connecting with nature and fun. 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.