Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: California Beer Festival

Tickets on Sale: California Beer Festival

One of summer's sudsiest roadshows is in the distance. Read »

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 at 7:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cute Cameo: Otter Mom and Pup Visit Tide Pool

Cute Cameo: Otter Mom and Pup Visit Tide Pool

Monterey Bay Aquarium visitors got a special, heart-tugging treat. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Celeb: Meet Otter #649

Monterey Celeb: Meet Otter #649

The bewhiskered rescue pup has gone public at the aquarium. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Blowhole and Beyond: Whalefest Monterey

The Blowhole and Beyond: Whalefest Monterey

Whale-watching trips, tunes, and awareness are on dock. Read »

Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Moves: Get Your Dance On, Swing Set

Monterey Moves: Get Your Dance On, Swing Set

Workshops and plenty of West Coast Swing are the thing at Swingfest. Read »

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 7:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Resolution: Walk the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Resolution: Walk the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

It's long -- 18 miles -- but not so big that you can't work up to it. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Unusual Ice Rinks of the Golden State

Unusual Ice Rinks of the Golden State

Twirl near Half Dome or try a couples' skate near the ocean. Read »

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wake Up, Next Year, in an Aquarium

Wake Up, Next Year, in an Aquarium

A Monterey, fish-fantastic landmark has a fishy way to greet 2014. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lonely Planet Hearts the Golden State

Lonely Planet Hearts the Golden State

Two California spots get the must-visit-in-2014 love. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Night Stroll Through Monterey History

A Night Stroll Through Monterey History

Christmas in the Adobes is a December favorite. 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.