Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

State Fair Eating Contest: Hello, Corn Dogs

State Fair Eating Contest: Hello, Corn Dogs

Watch those sticks, contestants. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Here Comes the State Fair (Food)

Here Comes the State Fair (Food)

Will your favorite summer be on a stick, deep-fried, or both? Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Record on the Midway

World's Record on the Midway

A wheel buff is going for one very long ride at the California State Fair. Read »

Friday, Jul 6, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California State Fair Food

California State Fair Food

What fried goodies will you sample this year? Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Corn Dogs. Everywhere You Look. Corn Dogs.

Corn Dogs. Everywhere You Look. Corn Dogs.

The buzziest of the California State Fair competitions is just ahead. Better mustard your courage. Read »

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The California State Fair Opens

The California State Fair Opens

REO Speedwagon, a corn dog eating contest, the Institute of Rock 'N Roll, and an Insect Encounters area are some 2011 highlights. 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.