Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dixieland Meets Monterey

Dixieland Meets Monterey

Tons of get-up-and-move music welcome March by the Bay. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Shark Days in Monterey

The Monterey Bay Aquarium fetes its toothiest denizens. See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Loggerhead in Monterey

A Loggerhead in Monterey

The aquarium gets a very special, very wee new resident. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Finding Old Hollywood Along the Coast

Finding Old Hollywood Along the Coast

Making for Monterey or the Central Coast? Discover spots with a starry past. Read »

Friday, Nov 16, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Portola Hotel Stay & Skate Package

Portola Hotel Stay & Skate Package

Make for Monterey and make merry by the bay. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

One of our state's most famous visitors alights near Santa Cruz. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Bay Jellyfish Jamboree

Monterey Bay Jellyfish Jamboree

The aquarium's most ethereal visitors get their own weekend-long party. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Wine Fest Pours in Monterey

California Wine Fest Pours in Monterey

One of the largest of the Golden State vino soirees makes for the Peninsula. Read »

Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mushroom Mania, Monterey-Style

Mushroom Mania, Monterey-Style

Beverages, spa treatments, and foraging excursions? It's fall all right. Read »

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

55th Monterey Jazz Festival

55th Monterey Jazz Festival

One of the planet's great music confabs'll once again welcome fall. 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.

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