Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Carmel Wine Walk-by-the-Sea

Carmel Wine Walk-by-the-Sea

Strolling one of the planet's prettiest nooks and tasting vino? Okay. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Sur's Stunning Hikes

Big Sur's Stunning Hikes

Wildflowers, waterfalls, and, oh yes, the beach. Find your ideal day stroll. Read »

Sunday, Apr 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Aquarium-Style April Fools

Aquarium-Style April Fools

Is there a Plesiosaurus swimming at one our country's most famous ocean institutes? Read »

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Jelly Fish in the Museum

Jelly Fish in the Museum

Can't get enough of the ocean's most diaphanous creatures? Monterey's got a double dose of goodness for your jelly jonesing. Read »

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Jellies Galore

Jellies Galore

The most alien of the underwater creatures gets a new exhibit in Monterey. Read »

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey's Sea Otter Rescue

Monterey's Sea Otter Rescue

A rescued pup joins the Sea Otter Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gift (Card) of the Sea

Gift (Card) of the Sea

Your pal loves Monterey Bay Aquarium? Here's her next birthday present. Read »

Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Shark Days

Monterey Shark Days

Sharks swim at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and people who love sharks come to learn all about them. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Feathered Friends Weekend

Feathered Friends Weekend

Meet a blackfooted penguin and Laysan albatross at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Read »

Sunday, Oct 30, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Bay Aquarium's B-Movie Halloween

Monterey Bay Aquarium's B-Movie Halloween

The watery destination offers some cheeky e-cards. Watch out for Vampire Squid! 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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