Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Warm-Weather Alert: Bass Lake Resorts Open

Warm-Weather Alert: Bass Lake Resorts Open

Summer on the way: Resorts are cranking into action. Read »

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 11:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Admire Spring Wildflowers, by Train

Admire Spring Wildflowers, by Train

Fingers crossed that the Sierra foothills will be all a-flower. Read »

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Small Town Charm: Murphys Irish Day

Small Town Charm: Murphys Irish Day

Enjoy St. Patrick's Day in an ultra-charming Gold Country burg. Read »

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Chocolate and Wine Along the Madera Trail

Chocolate and Wine Along the Madera Trail

Take a pre-Valentine's spin around a gorgeous, and tasty, slice of Gold Country. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Smallest City

California's Smallest City

Amador City has Gold Country cred and the wonderful Imperial Hotel. Read »

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Tarantulas of Coarsegold

The Tarantulas of Coarsegold

A Gold Country town fetes the hairy arachnid. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Funky Fun: Nevada City Film Festival

Funky Fun: Nevada City Film Festival

Indie flicks and a cool setting make for a great after-Labor Day party. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Backcountry Gems of Nevada County

The Backcountry Gems of Nevada County

The Bridgeport Covered Bridge and wild trails lend the area history and beauty. Read »

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Murphys: Queen of the Sierra

Murphys: Queen of the Sierra

A Gold Country town that's perfect on St. Patrick's and every day. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

The Sierra No. 3 is set to start its season. 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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