Worth the Trip
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Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 at 1:45 PM

For the Bears: Yosemite's Apple Picking Day

For the Bears: Yosemite's Apple Picking Day

Volunteers will go a-pickin' to ward off curious (and furry) fruit lovers. Read »

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 9:40 PM

Act Fast: Bearpaw 2015 Dates Available

Act Fast: Bearpaw 2015 Dates Available

If a High Sierra sojourn is on your dream vacation list this year, you're in luck. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Hay Wine Country! It's Nearly Scarecrow Time

Hay Wine Country! It's Nearly Scarecrow Time

The hay-happiest sign of fall makes a big showing around the Santa Ynez Valley. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Nevada City Sips: Stroll-Around Wine Tasting

Nevada City Sips: Stroll-Around Wine Tasting

Nevada City Uncorked is a fine way to familiarize yourself with local wineries. Read »

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 at 3:51 PM

Mega Yoga Gathering (LA's Biggest + Views)

Mega Yoga Gathering (LA's Biggest + Views)

Daydream about performing Half Pigeon on a beautiful bluff? It can happen, for free. Read »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 1:47 PM

Christmas in August: Winchester Holiday Tickets

Christmas in August: Winchester Holiday Tickets

If you're less into frights than fa-la-las, the San Jose landmark has you covered. Read »

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Ghost Town Gathering: Friends of Bodie Day

Ghost Town Gathering: Friends of Bodie Day

Behold living history presentations around the most famous ghost town in the West. Read »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Vintage Style: Queen Mary Art Deco Fest

Vintage Style: Queen Mary Art Deco Fest

An elegant pajama party and more swell doings make up the Long Beach lark. Read »

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:25 PM

'Relax & Revive' at Omni La Costa

'Relax & Revive' at Omni La Costa

Life'll soon rev up again, but there's still time to savor summer, in Carlsbad. Read »

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:56 AM
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Autumn on the Wind: Gravenstein Apple Fair

Enjoy cider, tunes, sweet apples, cute animals, and late-summer doings. See Full Gallery »

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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.