Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hang Ten Surf Package

Hang Ten Surf Package

Is this finally the year you check this item off the bucket list? Hotel Solamar makes it easy. Read »

Friday, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sweet Ojai Deal

A Sweet Ojai Deal

The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa celebrates its city's famous fruit with a sweet deal. Read »

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golf in Gold Country

Golf in Gold Country

Gold Country is known for wine tasting, jumping frogs, and some really excellent links. Read »

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Desert Bloom Package

A Desert Bloom Package

Anza-Borrego + February blooms? It's a desert full of pretty brushstrokes. Read »

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palihotel Melrose Debuts

Palihotel Melrose Debuts

Taken a shine to the much-buzzed-over Palihouse Holloway? Palihotel Melrose is here. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Palm Springs Getaway

New Palm Springs Getaway

A splashy new hotel is set to make its desert debut. Read »

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel del: Free Nights and Fresh Rooms

Hotel del: Free Nights and Fresh Rooms

The queen of Coronado has a set of refreshed Victorian rooms and a nice deal afoot. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Grist Mill Getaway

Grist Mill Getaway

There's an impressive grist mill reproduction in San Luis Obispo, and you can stay in it. Read »

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wuksachi in Winter

Wuksachi in Winter

Sweet on the sequoias in the snow? The park's big lodge has a special on. Read »

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Merry-Making at Madonna Inn

Merry-Making at Madonna Inn

Do Christmas dinner in one of the Christmasiest rooms in all of the Golden State. 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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