Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

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 »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Peek Inside Railtown 1897

Rare Peek Inside Railtown 1897

Eye a steam locomotive get the buff-up, in Jamestown. 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 »

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding the Movie Star Locomotive

Riding the Movie Star Locomotive

Sierra No. 3 may not be a household name, but the Gold Country engine is definitely a star. 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.