Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Got a Garlic Recipe? Get It Into the Big Fest

Got a Garlic Recipe? Get It Into the Big Fest

Gilroy readies for its spicy sizzle, and the cook-offs are on. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hot Stuff: Garlic & Salsa Fests

Hot Stuff: Garlic & Salsa Fests

The Garlic Festival gets hot in Gilroy while salsa reigns in Oxnard. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: Gilroy Garlic Festival

Tickets on Sale: Gilroy Garlic Festival

You + the end of July + dozens of fiery cloves? It can be done. Read »

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gilroy, Garlic, and Gardens

Gilroy, Garlic, and Gardens

We're blowing a kiss Gilroy's way. Read »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gilroy Wine and Cheese Tour

Gilroy Wine and Cheese Tour

Get to know Clos La Chance and Sycamore Creek on a fall Sunday. Read »

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Garlic Lovers' Big Weekend

Garlic Lovers' Big Weekend

California's hottest festival prepares to sizzle again, in Gilroy. Read »

Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Garlic Tickets Now on Sale

Garlic Tickets Now on Sale

Heat lovers? Your day has arrived. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Watsonville Strawberry Festival

Watsonville Strawberry Festival

It's year 17 for this family-fun carnival. Read »

Friday, Jul 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Meet Us at the Deep-Fried Garlic Booth

Meet Us at the Deep-Fried Garlic Booth

It's year 33 for one of the most famous fests in the West. 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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