Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Death Valley Autumn

A Death Valley Autumn

Those dramatic shadows are growing longer; where will you explore? Read »

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The National Parks Turn 97 (and You Get Free Entry)

The National Parks Turn 97 (and You Get Free Entry)

Find your perfect nature spot and sing a round of Happy Birthday. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer + Golf + Death Valley = Heatstroke Open

Summer + Golf + Death Valley = Heatstroke Open

Careful how fast you grab that metal club; you're in Death Valley in the summertime. Read »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Desert's Heating Up (and That's Cool)

The Desert's Heating Up (and That's Cool)

Is it too late to go Death Valley? Nope; summer is a special season, too. Read »

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Signs of Death Valley's Springtime

Signs of Death Valley's Springtime

Wildflower watchers will soon turn their attention to the national park. Read »

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Mysterious Death Valley Racetrack

The Mysterious Death Valley Racetrack

Death Valley's strangest sight begs one question: How do those rocks move? Read »

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Desert Destination Opens for the Season

A Desert Destination Opens for the Season

A famous Death Valley resort welcomes its winter guests. Read »

Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Death Valley Golf Package

Death Valley Golf Package

Swing below sea level and enjoy some epic vistas. 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.