Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taking a Fast Raft on Monterey Bay

Taking a Fast Raft on Monterey Bay

It's a low-to-the-water ocean experience. What will you see from there? Read »

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Fest: Cocktails, Cabs, Chowder, Calamari

Monterey Fest: Cocktails, Cabs, Chowder, Calamari

The 37th outing for the annual wine festival includes spirits and soups. Read »

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Salt Masterpiece in Monterey

A Salt Masterpiece in Monterey

The Monterey Museum of Art is featuring an elegant and ephemeral artwork. Read »

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

17-Mile Drive (by Segway)

17-Mile Drive (by Segway)

Call it a fresh way to take in the waves, cypress trees, and views. Read »

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summertime at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Summertime at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

A host of activities, and a new free app, are on the institution's schedule. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Otters Return to Monterey Bay Aquarium

The refurbishment of the popular animals' two-story exhibit is complete. See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Movie Tour

Monterey Movie Tour

See where "A Summer Place" and "Play Misty for Me" were filmed. Read »

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 »

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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.