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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Make merry in one of the park's, and state's, grandest dining rooms. Read »

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fine Dining, Snowflakes, and a Famous Lodge

Fine Dining, Snowflakes, and a Famous Lodge

The Ahwahnee Chefs' Holidays gather together over two dozen top toques. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ye Olde Bracebridge Dinners

Ye Olde Bracebridge Dinners

The Yosemite tradition is nigh; best make merry (and make reservations). Read »

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Autumn and Wine at the Ahwahnee

Autumn and Wine at the Ahwahnee

Star vintners and enthusiastic oenophiles gather for a fall tradition. Read »

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Culinary Stars Make for The Ahwahnee

Culinary Stars Make for The Ahwahnee

The starry (and tasty) Chefs Holidays prepare for lift-off. Read »

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yosemite Wine Holidays

Yosemite Wine Holidays

Can autumn be far away? The Ahwahnee lines up its top wine event. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gourmands Near Glacier Point

Gourmands Near Glacier Point

Eight sessions, a bevy of lauded cooks, and a gala dinner to boot? Oh, and we forgot: Yosemite. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lickety Split Bracebridge

Lickety Split Bracebridge

Even if you haven't got your velvet ruff at the ready, you can still make the Yosemite feast. Read »

Monday, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Raising a Glass at the Ahwahnee

Raising a Glass at the Ahwahnee

The Vintners' Holidays put the focus on lauded winemakers. And the beauty of Yosemite as well. Read »

Monday, Aug 29, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Get Your Bracebridge Dates

Get Your Bracebridge Dates

The huzzah-iest feast in all the land'll be back for eight holiday dinners. 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.