Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tasty Tri-Valley

Tasty Tri-Valley

Love your Livermore? Get your dine on. Read »

Friday, Dec 2, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa and Syrah

Santa and Syrah

The jolly man is making the Tri-Valley rounds. Ho ho ho! Read »

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tri-Valley Winter Weekend Getaway

Tri-Valley Winter Weekend Getaway

If you want to do a wine toodle before the holidays kick in, there's a deal on. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration

Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration

This bus-it-and-raise-a-bev favorite turns 30 on Labor Day Weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Las Positas Vineyards Grand Opening

Las Positas Vineyards Grand Opening

The winery's new Livermore outpost throws a come-and-meet-us party. Read »

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taste of Downtown Livermore

Taste of Downtown Livermore

Over two dozen restaurants and wineries will be participating. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Petite Syrah on the Rails

Petite Syrah on the Rails

Take an "historic vintage train" near Livermore while enjoying a glass or two of something ruddy and rich. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wines and Will (Shakespeare)

Wines and Will (Shakespeare)

Theater and opera fans make for Livermore wine country. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bocce Championships Finals

Bocce Championships Finals

Who is going to the World Bocce Championships next May? It's coming down to the wire. Read »

Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

93rd Annual Livermore Rodeo

93rd Annual Livermore Rodeo

The longtime hoedown preps the parading and pageantry. 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.