Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Monterey Merry: The Otters' Christmas Treats

Monterey Merry: The Otters' Christmas Treats

What's the frosting contain? Why minced clams, of course. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Pasadena's Big Show: The 126th Rose Parade

Pasadena's Big Show: The 126th Rose Parade

The New Year's Day spectacle boasts horses, music, and fabulous floats. Read »

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Pungent, Please: Napa Truffle Festival

Pungent, Please: Napa Truffle Festival

Noses and palates, prepare: January is taking a turn for the ultra flavorful. Read »

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th (at His Palm Springs Casa)

Celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th (at His Palm Springs Casa)

Sip a cocktail poolside at the crooner's Twin Palms Estate. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM

New Year's Outdoors: California First Day Hikes

New Year's Outdoors: California First Day Hikes

The California State Parks support the get-out-and-be-in-nature tradition. Read »

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 11:11 AM

January Debut: "Frozen Fun" at Disneyland Resort

January Debut:

Olaf, Elsa, and Anna turn their sleds for Disney California Adventure. Read »

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Chowder Day: Bodega Bay's Heartiest Holiday

Chowder Day: Bodega Bay's Heartiest Holiday

Make life creamy on the final day in January. Read »

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Holiday Time, Over-the-Top: Madonna Inn

Holiday Time, Over-the-Top: Madonna Inn

Splashy Christmas meals, shopping haps, and an ice rink round out the SLO scene. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Vegas Yuletide: Sin City's Sparkliest Season

Vegas Yuletide: Sin City's Sparkliest Season

The Bellagio gardens and a life-sized chocolate Santa lend pizzazz. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Listen to "The Nutcracker" Among Redwoods

Listen to

Take a tree-close stroll and become immersed in the music. Read »

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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.