Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tahoe Tastes: Autumn Food & Wine Festival

Tahoe Tastes: Autumn Food & Wine Festival

Go alpine for a gourmet marketplace, farm-to-table goodness, and chef hellos. Read »

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tahoe and Napa: Finding Summer Shakespeare

Tahoe and Napa: Finding Summer Shakespeare

Headed for the lake or wine country before the vacation season winds down? Read »

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tahoe Roll: America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride

Tahoe Roll: America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride

Ride the highways around the big lake and raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Read »

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 3:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

How to Après Ski: The North Lake Tahoe Guide

How to Après Ski: The North Lake Tahoe Guide

Love the slopes but not sure what to do after? Local experts guide you. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cold and Colossal Sculptures: Carve Tahoe

Cold and Colossal Sculptures: Carve Tahoe

Teams head for Northstar to whittle away at the white stuff. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Deep Winter Snow Under October Skies

Deep Winter Snow Under October Skies

So you've been longing for the cold, white stuff, huh? Read »

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Foliage Time: See Peak Color

Foliage Time: See Peak Color

The call to "Go Now!" -- and enjoy the hues of autumn -- is on. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tahoe Autumn: Salmon Spawns and Colorful Vistas

Tahoe Autumn: Salmon Spawns and Colorful Vistas

Headed up for a slice of autumnal Alpine-y goodness? Grab your camera. Read »

Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Kokanee Salmon of Lake Tahoe

The Kokanee Salmon of Lake Tahoe

Plan now to see one of the aquatic wonders of the autumn. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Zippy Way Around the Big Lake

A Zippy Way Around the Big Lake

Need to get from point A to point B at Lake Tahoe? Try a scenic option. 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.