Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Bay Aquarium Welcomes Great White

Monterey Bay Aquarium Welcomes Great White

A young shark goes temporarily on exhibit. Want to see him? Get to Monterey and quick. Read »

Monday, Aug 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Otter Days

Otter Days

Monterey Bay Aquarium is turning a whole weekend over to some of its whiskeriest denizens. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Moss Landing Antique Street Fair

Moss Landing Antique Street Fair

This mega vintage find festival has been around for over four decades. What will you discover? Read »

Monday, Jul 25, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Bay Reggaefest

Monterey Bay Reggaefest

Inner Circle, Wailing Souls, and New Kingston perform at the 16th annual celebration. Read »

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Opening of Open Sea

The Opening of Open Sea

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's refreshed Outer Bay galleries get a new look. And maybe a young great white shark, too. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Bay Blues Festival

Monterey Bay Blues Festival

The Monterey County Fairgrounds are set for three days of great sounds. Read »

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Underwater Explorers Program

Underwater Explorers Program

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is suiting up young visitors for an immersive experience. Read »

Monday, May 30, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Drifters Galleries Reopen

Drifters Galleries Reopen

Those popular jellies and nettles are back, just in time for summer. Read »

Friday, May 20, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World Oceans Day in Monterey

World Oceans Day in Monterey

Monterey Bay Aquarium honors our waters with a host of weekend activities. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spring Sleepover at the Aquarium

Spring Sleepover at the Aquarium

Sharks and jellies don't need sleeping bags, but they'll be nearby. 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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