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Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Pumpkin Fun at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Pumpkin Fun at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Sip a pumpkin-y drink in the pumpkin-y town or book a full-on stay-over package, complete with a Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Facial. Read »

Monday, Sep 4, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Catalina Film Festival: Cinematic Island Trip

Catalina Film Festival: Cinematic Island Trip

Spend the end of September, and first day of October, watching films and seeing stars in Avalon. Read »

Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Oxnard: Find Your Close-to-the-Beach Stay

Oxnard: Find Your Close-to-the-Beach Stay

Have a favorite stretch of sand? Spend the night near the surf. Read »

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Free: Banana Festival at Port of Hueneme

Free: Banana Festival at Port of Hueneme

Hello, banana beignets: Try interesting dishes at this water-close, fruit-tastic party. Read »

Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Sunnylands: Tour the Rancho Mirage Gem

Sunnylands: Tour the Rancho Mirage Gem

The celebrated estate took the warm summer off, but informative walks are set to begin again in mid-September. Read »

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 at 7:25 PM

Sonoma Valley Crush: Hello, Fall

Sonoma Valley Crush: Hello, Fall

Acquaint yourself with a dozen boutique wineries over the second weekend of September. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Big Sur Island: A Two-Wheel'd Adventure

Big Sur Island: A Two-Wheel'd Adventure

Hotel Carmel package: Savor a spin on Highway 1 thanks to an electric bike. Read »

Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Desert Doughnuts: Holiday Weekend Fun

Desert Doughnuts: Holiday Weekend Fun

Watch the unveiling of a 40-pound doughnut, and enjoy smaller doughnuts, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. Read »

Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 at 9:40 AM
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Auburn Eerie: Pumpkin Nights

Enjoy "eight immersive lands" of gourdly charm in the Gold Country town.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Bernese Mountain Dog Day: Half Moon Bay Sweet

Bernese Mountain Dog Day: Half Moon Bay Sweet

Celebrate your gentle giant at Farmer John's Pumpkin Patch. 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.