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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 7:35 AM

Opening: The California State Fair

Opening: The California State Fair

The cotton-candy-iest time of the year arrives in Sacramento. Read »

Monday, Jul 4, 2016 at 9:40 PM

Mammoth Food & Wine Experience

Mammoth Food & Wine Experience

Go up the mountain for eats of the gourmet sort, and chefly demos, too. Read »

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 8:21 PM

Comic Canines: PAWmicon

Comic Canines: PAWmicon

Be a superhero to a hound or kitty in need. Read »

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Nevada City Glamping Getaway Debuts

Nevada City Glamping Getaway Debuts

Dig the idea of "being away from it all," but not *too* away? Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Water Skiing to Catalina Island

Water Skiing to Catalina Island

It's one of the most unusual and enduring showdowns of summertime. Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 7:35 AM

Maple Goodies at Omni La Costa

Maple Goodies at Omni La Costa

Fall is still a few months away, but you can get the flavor at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Summer at The Inn at Furnace Creek

Summer at The Inn at Furnace Creek

It's hot outside, but the elegant Death Valley hotel is open -- with a few asterisks. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 8:17 AM

Now Open: Rush Creek Lodge

Now Open: Rush Creek Lodge

"Yosemite's first new resort in over 25 years" makes its start-of-summer debut. Read »

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Living Desert: Feed the Giraffes

Living Desert: Feed the Giraffes

Long-tongue'd loveliness is afoot at the Palm Desert animal park. Read »

Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 at 7:59 AM

September Sup: Newport Beach Wine & Food

September Sup: Newport Beach Wine & Food

Join Chef Rick Bayless at a private cooking demo. 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.