Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Finding Old Hollywood Along the Coast

Finding Old Hollywood Along the Coast

Making for Monterey or the Central Coast? Discover spots with a starry past. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hollywood in Carmel

Hollywood in Carmel

The Cypress Inn marks the Carmel Film Festival with old-style cocktails. Read »

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Carmel Wine Walk-by-the-Sea

Carmel Wine Walk-by-the-Sea

Strolling one of the planet's prettiest nooks and tasting vino? Okay. Read »

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Croquet-Side Dining

Croquet-Side Dining

A posh Carmel Valley getaway offers croquet, pup-nice choices, and fine eats. Read »

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Tower on the Windswept Crag

The Tower on the Windswept Crag

Travel to Ireland via Carmel at the Tor House. Read »

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Queen Bees at Carmel Valley

Queen Bees at Carmel Valley

Little buzzing honey-makers are part of a Mother's Day package at soft-hilled, Carmel-close ranch. Read »

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Refuge in Carmel

Refuge in Carmel

A new pool-laden retreat offers both men and women a few hours of chilled-out destressing. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Love Your Honey Deal

Love Your Honey Deal

Carmel Valley Ranch has a sweet package on. Buzz buzz. Read »

Monday, Jul 25, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Bay Reggaefest

Monterey Bay Reggaefest

Inner Circle, Wailing Souls, and New Kingston perform at the 16th annual celebration. Read »

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Escape To Monterey and Carmel For a Day or Two

Discover the best places to eat your way down the coast.

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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.