Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Livermore's Pajama-iest Day of the Year

Livermore's Pajama-iest Day of the Year

Flannel-up and shop well ahead of Black Friday. Read »

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Monterey Cowboy Festival

Monterey Cowboy Festival

Vaqueros gather to celebrate poetry, song, and life on the ranch and range. Read »

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Winter Solstice Hike Up Diablo

Winter Solstice Hike Up Diablo

Spend Dec. 21 admiring lichen, mistletoe, the sky, and the passage of time. Read »

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 5:04 PM

General Grant Ceremony: Trek to the Tree

General Grant Ceremony: Trek to the Tree

Carolers and a military tribute salute "The Nation's Christmas Tree." Read »

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Major Masa: Oxnard and Indio Tamale Festivals

Major Masa: Oxnard and Indio Tamale Festivals

Do you like them with squash, raisins, or neat? Chow down, tamale lovers. Read »

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 9:53 PM

A Wine Country Fried Chicken Tasting

A Wine Country Fried Chicken Tasting

The Flavor! Napa Valley event deconstructs the comfort food classic. Read »

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Calistoga's Winter in the Wineries

Calistoga's Winter in the Wineries

The passport program kicks off in early December. Read »

Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Spend the Last Night of the Year on Catalina Island

Spend the Last Night of the Year on Catalina Island

The famous Casino Building drops the balloons and howdies 2015. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Beastie Cheer: Safari West Holiday Open House

Beastie Cheer: Safari West Holiday Open House

No hostess gift is needed for the animal residents; just your presence at the Santa Rosa preserve. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Twinkly Tractors: A Calistoga Tradition Sparkles On

Twinkly Tractors: A Calistoga Tradition Sparkles On

Hefty machinery gets into the ho-ho-ho spirit. 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.