Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

State Park Sweetness: I Love You CA Bear

State Park Sweetness: I Love You CA Bear

A certain state-hugging ursine fellow is making cameos around the state. Read »

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tie the Knot in a California State Park

Tie the Knot in a California State Park

Lend some love to one of our state treasures, and to your new spouse, too. Read »

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Open: State Parks Near the National Parks

Open: State Parks Near the National Parks

The California State Parks has provided a helpful list for those changing up vacation plans. Read »

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Earth Day Volunteers Needed in State Parks

Earth Day Volunteers Needed in State Parks

Lend a hand on one of several California State Parks Foundation projects. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Migration Festival at Natural Bridges

Migration Festival at Natural Bridges

Butterflies to whales get the spotlight at this water-close get-together. 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.