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Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 10:42 PM

Surfin' Santa at Seaport Village

Surfin' Santa at Seaport Village

The Jolly Ol' Elf makes his oh-so-California entrance at the shop-filled destination. Read »

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 1:40 PM

Swanky Bourbons: Copper Lounge

Swanky Bourbons: Copper Lounge

The bar inside the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City offers 44 different variations on the spirit. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 4:53 PM

Saracina Vineyards: Caroling in the Caves

Saracina Vineyards: Caroling in the Caves

Quaff a quality vino while enjoying seasonal songs in an acoustic-cool setting. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 10:41 PM

Thanksgiving Feast with Snoopy

Thanksgiving Feast with Snoopy

Join the Charles M. Schulz Museum party on the Saturday before the holiday. Read »

Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 at 8:19 AM

Earthy Eats: Napa Truffle Festival

Earthy Eats: Napa Truffle Festival

Seminars, lunches, and a "Wild Mushroom Foray" brighten the January weekend. Read »

Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Condor Release at Redwood National Park

Condor Release at Redwood National Park

The majestic and endangered birds will return to Yurok ancestral territory by the fall of 2019. Read »

Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 7:31 AM

WildLights: A Living Desert Tradition

WildLights: A Living Desert Tradition

Take a sparkly stroll at the desert-based destination. Read »

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Indio International Tamale Festival

Indio International Tamale Festival

Savor the marvel of masa at this desert-based Decembertime favorite. Read »

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Nation's Christmas Tree: Sequoia Ceremony

Nation's Christmas Tree: Sequoia Ceremony

"Trek to the Tree" and join a venerable December event. Read »

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 9:59 PM

Carmel Quaint: Inns of Distinction Tour

Carmel Quaint: Inns of Distinction Tour

Call upon the sweet city's stay-over spots at this annual December event. 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.