Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey County Adventure: ATVing in a Vineyard

Monterey County Adventure: ATVing in a Vineyard

The Hahn Estate offers a rather rugged way to tour the grapes. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spreading the Jelly(fish) Love

Spreading the Jelly(fish) Love

Fans get to know the floating wonders in Monterey. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Whiskery, Playful, Iconic: Where to See Sea Otters

Whiskery, Playful, Iconic: Where to See Sea Otters

The Monterey visitors bureau picks some favorite otter-watching locales. Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ocean-Close Eerie: Monterey Ghost Stories

Ocean-Close Eerie: Monterey Ghost Stories

The Portola Hotel & Spa has a spirited package afoot for fall. Read »

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 56th, Monterey Jazz Festival

Happy 56th, Monterey Jazz Festival

Bobby McFerrin and Diana Krall will welcome autumn with sweet tunes. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Jellies and Jazz: Evenings by the Bay in Monterey

Jellies and Jazz: Evenings by the Bay in Monterey

Jazz, complimentary wine sips, and an aquarium setting make for a summer classic. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

Cabers shall be tossed and kilts shall be worn. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Eating Alfresco Around Monterey Bay

Eating Alfresco Around Monterey Bay

The visitors bureau has tips on where to have a proper picnic. 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.