Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Death Valley's "Cold" Day in Summer

Death Valley's

The hottest place on the planet didn't hit 90 degrees on an August day. Really. Read »

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spring Flowers: Death Valley's "Wild Surprise"

A bigger bloom than expected, given the dry winter, is popping in the desert. See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hot Clubs: Golfing in Death Valley

Hot Clubs: Golfing in Death Valley

Ready for the Spring Fling, golfers? How about June's Heat Stroke? Read »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Visiting Mars in California

Visiting Mars in California

Can't make it the Red Planet? You can visit Death Valley. Read »

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 at 7:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Desert Wildflowers Outlook

Desert Wildflowers Outlook

A dry winter can lead to fewer petals out in our arid regions. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Full Moon Festival: Death Valley By Dark

Full Moon Festival: Death Valley By Dark

The lunar-lovely spot looks up at our lunar satellite. Read »

Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fee-Free Days Ahead at the National Parks

Fee-Free Days Ahead at the National Parks

The first of 2014 is just ahead. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Remotest Castle

California's Remotest Castle

Death Valley's Scotty's Castle is a national park gem. Read »

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Entry Weekend at the National Parks

Free Entry Weekend at the National Parks

Dozens of fee-charging destinations will waive admission in honor of Veterans Day. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The '49ers Death Valley Encampment

The '49ers Death Valley Encampment

The national park will be the scene for the annual historic gathering. 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.