Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Nights in Palm Springs

Free Nights in Palm Springs

If you're a heat lover, there's a sweet summer deal afoot. Read »

Sunday, Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Love lavender? 'Tis the season in a certain sweet-smelling town. Read »

Monday, Jun 4, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gaige House Joins Four Sisters

Gaige House Joins Four Sisters

Asian-inspired decor and a pretty Glen Ellen-setting; a classic Sonoma stay joins a boutique hotel family. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

A pool, the sun, and a cool room for a hundred bucks. Anyone up for a road trip? Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Blue Octopus Family Suite

The Blue Octopus Family Suite

A hotel room designed just for kids? It's at the Hotel del Coronado. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Peninsula's Fresh Hues

The Peninsula's Fresh Hues

The swank stay-over spot boasts Beverly Hills cred and a quartet of colorful new suites. Read »

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Winsome Wawona

The Winsome Wawona

The sequoia-close Yosemite hotel is now open for the summer season. Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Foodies Wanted

Santa Cruz Foodies Wanted

Know your Santa Cruz supperies? You will with this West Cliff Inn package. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Surf & Sand Packages

New Surf & Sand Packages

Hello, Laguna Beach. Hello, stretching near the water. Hello, sticky s'mores. Read »

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sonoma for Less

Sonoma for Less

The Lodge at Sonoma has several packages running, including a book-by-this-date-and-save. 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.

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