Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bernardus Lodge & Spa Completes Renovation

The Carmel Valley property unveiled its fresh updates in April. See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old-School Motors Purr Into Carmel

The Quail Motorcycle Rally honors past champions and major vroom. See Full Gallery »

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 5:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dining Destination: Taste of Carmel

Dining Destination: Taste of Carmel

Wine Walk-by-the-Sea Passports and plates aplenty are part of the party. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

90th Birthday: Cypress Inn Celebrates Doris Day

90th Birthday: Cypress Inn Celebrates Doris Day

The movie star's Carmel getaway fetes her big day in big ways. Read »

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Festive Season at Carmel Valley Ranch

The Festive Season at Carmel Valley Ranch

The rustic, hands-on resort throws craft faire where DIYing is the name of the game Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Whiskery, Playful, Iconic: Where to See Sea Otters

Whiskery, Playful, Iconic: Where to See Sea Otters

The Monterey visitors bureau picks some favorite otter-watching locales. Read »

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lavender and Honey Harvests in Carmel Valley

Lavender and Honey Harvests in Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley Ranch gives guests a hands-on, odor-sweet, bee-ful experience. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Carmel Getaway Gives Back on Every Room

A Carmel Getaway Gives Back on Every Room

Stonepine Estate Resort commits 20-percent of revenues to charity. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vintage Machines Vroom Vroom

Vintage Machines Vroom Vroom

Motor-minded gatherings put a focus on historic wheels. Read »

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hiking the Carmel Highlands

Hiking the Carmel Highlands

A Hyatt deal sends you out to the trails with a picnic and a guide, too. 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.