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Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Autumn Outings: Find Your Fall Adventure

Fall is nigh; where will you pick out a pumpkin and sip apple cider, road trippers?View gallery »

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Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at 8:27 AM

Pantai Inn La Jolla: Early Fall Savings

Pantai Inn La Jolla: Early Fall Savings

Planning a late September, October, or early November getaway? Go to the beach and find a deal. Read »

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 9:44 PM

Mushroom-tacular: Mendocino Festival

Mushroom-tacular: Mendocino Festival

Beer, wine, fungi, and a host of get-outside activities dot the annual party's roster. Read »

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 6:43 PM

Spookamotive: Seasonal Sacramento Train

Spookamotive: Seasonal Sacramento Train

Three themed weekends shall haunt the rails, in October. Read »

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 8:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Ynez Inn: Luxe Wine Country Stay

A recent refresh at the "Victorian-Inspired Hotel" makes for a gracious getaway.View gallery »

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Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Monterey Jazz Festival: Legends on Stage

Monterey Jazz Festival: Legends on Stage

The great music meet-up marks its 60th with a host of lauded artists, including Herbie Hancock. Read »

Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 at 4:20 PM

Guac Gathering: California Avocado Festival

Guac Gathering: California Avocado Festival

The creamy stalwart will once again take place just a short walk from the beach. Read »

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Skypark at Santa's Village: Holiday Passes Now Available

Skypark at Santa's Village: Holiday Passes Now Available

Can you already hear the jingle bells jingling up 'round Lake Arrowhead? Read »

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 at 9:27 PM

Tart Time: Lemon Festival in Goleta

Tart Time: Lemon Festival in Goleta

It's a citrus-sweet weekend, with music, fair rides, and fruity foodstuffs. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Catalina Island: Buccaneer's Weekend 2017

Catalina Island: Buccaneer's Weekend 2017

Already have your outfit ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day? Keep it out for this swashbuckling October celebration. 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.