Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Monday, Nov 21, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pie + Family + Booze

Pie + Family + Booze

The Hotel Palomar offers a holiday-sweet deal. Read »

Monday, Sep 5, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth's Leaf Peeper Deals

Mammoth's Leaf Peeper Deals

Hot to see some mountain-y foliage? There are ways (and ways to save money, too). Read »

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Playing Rocker at The Redbury

Playing Rocker at The Redbury

The Hollywood hotel honors the birthday of Buddy Holly with some rockin' good deals. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cycle Dry Creek Package

Cycle Dry Creek Package

Biking, beverages, massages, and a Madrona Manor room are all on tap. Read »

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kimpton's Summer of Pride

Kimpton's Summer of Pride

The boutique hotel chain is taking a cool 15% off the rate at every hotel on select days. Read »

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 90th, Evergreen Lodge

Happy 90th, Evergreen Lodge

The Hetch Hetchy-close landmark is featuring a special birthday package. Read »

Monday, May 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Belt it Out For a Better Room

Belt it Out For a Better Room

If you like hitting the hay *and* hitting a high note, you could be in luck. 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.