Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 at 11:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Cool: Behind-the-Scenes Octopuses

Monterey Cool: Behind-the-Scenes Octopuses

All over cuttlefishes? Enter a contest to see how an exhibit comes together Read »

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Water Wonders: Tentacles Exhibit in Monterey

Water Wonders: Tentacles Exhibit in Monterey

Octopuses, Squid, and Cuttlefishes get their moment in a mondo new show. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 7:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hot Swing Time in Monterey

Hot Swing Time in Monterey

Big band, blues, jazz, and swing ring out near the Bay. Read »

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 »

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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.