Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 11:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Wharf Walks: The Story of Squid

Monterey Wharf Walks: The Story of Squid

Amble out on a story-packed stroll, one that considers the town's seafaring history. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Herbie Hancock + Monterey Jazz + Legendary Music

Herbie Hancock + Monterey Jazz + Legendary Music

The last weekend of summer means cool sounds near the Bay. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 6:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Furry Learning: Otter Days in Monterey

Furry Learning: Otter Days in Monterey

Discover what goes into caring for an otter, at the aquarium. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Car Week: Monterey's Got the Gleam

Car Week: Monterey's Got the Gleam

Maserati, Ruxton, and Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa are three of the shiny stars. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Living Fireworks Show": The Flower Hat Jelly

The exquisite creatures are in the news and at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Later Weekend Hours: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Later Weekend Hours: Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Cannery Row favorite'll keep it going longer, for summer. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 3:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Marking World Oceans Day in Monterey

Marking World Oceans Day in Monterey

The Monterey Bay Aquarium hosts a slate of earth-minded to-dos. Read »

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bay-Close Beverages: Monterey Wine Festival

Bay-Close Beverages: Monterey Wine Festival

The West Coast Chowder Competition is one of the highlights. Read »

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Historic Aquarium First: Vampire Squid on Display

Historic Aquarium First: Vampire Squid on Display

The storied creature, and another rare deep-sea find, are in Monterey. Read »

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 6:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Otter Easter

A Very Otter Easter

Monterey Bay Aquarium puts out the icy holiday spread for its famous residents. 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.