Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 5:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega Bay Challenge: Build a Boat on the Spot

Bodega Bay Challenge: Build a Boat on the Spot

People will construct vessels, and race 'em, at the Fisherman's Festival. Read »

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega Bay's Creamiest Day

Bodega Bay's Creamiest Day

Bowls of steamy briny goodness, to warm the cockles? Yes, please. Read »

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Tides Wharf Crab Feeds

The Tides Wharf Crab Feeds

'Tis the season for drawn butter and crustacean feasts. Read »

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tippi Hedren Lookalikes Wanted: "The Birds" at 50

Tippi Hedren Lookalikes Wanted:

A tour of the famous schoolhouse and a lookalike parade are on the fest schedule. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Oysters and Art in Bodega

Oysters and Art in Bodega

The sweet 'n salty town bids summer adieu with an eat-drink-and-look bash. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Honoring the Fishermen of Bodega Bay

Honoring the Fishermen of Bodega Bay

Seafood, a fleet blessing, and boat-building mark this water-close bash. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega Bay Fetes "The Birds" on Its 50th

Bodega Bay Fetes

A famous location, a famous film, and five decades of creepy caw-caws. Read »

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega Bay + Chowder 4ever

Bodega Bay + Chowder 4ever

Gotta have your creamy, briny goodness? Bodega Bay wants to help. Read »

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Seafood and Art in Bodega

Seafood and Art in Bodega

A summery festival dips a spoon into the chowder. There's art and other easy-breezy haps, too. Read »

Friday, Apr 6, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bodega Bay Wooden Boat Challenge

Bodega Bay Wooden Boat Challenge

The Fisherman's Festival returns for its 39th outing; a boat blessing and other festivities are part of the water-close weekend. 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.