Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gold Country Quirky: Musical Organ Rally

Gold Country Quirky: Musical Organ Rally

Musical organs and their talented owners toodle towards Jackson. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mondo Celtic Gathering Shines in Gold Country

Mondo Celtic Gathering Shines in Gold Country

Bands, jams, and Guild encampments spread out in Grass Valley. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Indie Flicks, Cool Town: Nevada City Film Festival

Indie Flicks, Cool Town: Nevada City Film Festival

One of California's funkiest flick confabs revs up for an early September start. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 10:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Hop in the cab of a Gold Country favorite (and get to work). Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 2:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sign Up Now: Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby

Sign Up Now: Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby

People-powered machines'll race through the hilly Gold Country outpost. Read »

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 »

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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.