Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

November in Placerville

November in Placerville

The Gold Country burg is famous for fall color and family-run wineries. Read »

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

A Gold Country celebration gives love to one misunderstood arachnid. 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 »

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mariposas in Mariposa

Mariposas in Mariposa

The Gold Country village celebrates its wing-pretty namesake, festival-style. Read »

Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Madera Wine Trail's Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Madera Wine Trail's Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Gold Country, sweet eats, sparkly drinks, and your bestest kissing bud. 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.