Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Living Fireworks Show": The Flower Hat Jelly

The exquisite creatures are in the news and at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Later Weekend Hours: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Later Weekend Hours: Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Cannery Row favorite'll keep it going longer, for summer. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 3:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Marking World Oceans Day in Monterey

Marking World Oceans Day in Monterey

The Monterey Bay Aquarium hosts a slate of earth-minded to-dos. Read »

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bay-Close Beverages: Monterey Wine Festival

Bay-Close Beverages: Monterey Wine Festival

The West Coast Chowder Competition is one of the highlights. Read »

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Historic Aquarium First: Vampire Squid on Display

Historic Aquarium First: Vampire Squid on Display

The storied creature, and another rare deep-sea find, are in Monterey. Read »

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 6:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Otter Easter

A Very Otter Easter

Monterey Bay Aquarium puts out the icy holiday spread for its famous residents. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Know Highway 1? Show Off (and Maybe Win)

Know Highway 1? Show Off (and Maybe Win)

A Lonely Planet contest is looking for your very best pin. Read »

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 »

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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.