Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden State Inns Make Wacky Top Ten

Golden State Inns Make Wacky Top Ten

The Featherbed Railroad and the Queen Mary make the Hotels.com cut. Read »

Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Queen Mary Takes a New Year's Eve "Voyage"

Queen Mary Takes a New Year's Eve

The permanently docked ship will recall past ports of call with a global bash. Read »

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

2,000,000+ Pounds of Ice, One Famous Ship

2,000,000+ Pounds of Ice, One Famous Ship

An ice-sculptured wonderland forms at a Long Beach landmark. Read »

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Art Deco Weekend: Swells and Cocktails on the Queen Mary

Art Deco Weekend: Swells and Cocktails on the Queen Mary

Swells'll gather in Long Beach for a time-travel-y kind of to-do. Read »

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 8:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Waterski to Catalina (Really)

Waterski to Catalina (Really)

Ready to waterski to Catalina Island? And back? Read »

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Grand Prix Time in Long Beach

Grand Prix Time in Long Beach

It's one of the most famous street races in the world; zoom fans'll be out by the thousands. Read »

Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Long Beach Whale Cruises

Long Beach Whale Cruises

Hop on a cruise and just maybe spy a killer whale. Read »

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Queen Mary Turns 75

The Queen Mary Turns 75

The famous ocean liner is marking a big birthday with fireworks and festivities. 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.