Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay's Exceptional April

Morro Bay's Exceptional April

A citywide yard sale, a kite festival, and 50th anniversary to-dos? You betcha. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

A new book visits those oh-so-dear ocean-snug promenades. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Boat Parades, from Morro Bay to Ventura

Boat Parades, from Morro Bay to Ventura

Schooners, yachts, and rafts are ready to sparkle, sail. Read »

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay Guacs It Up

Morro Bay Guacs It Up

The seaside burg devotes a weekend to a piquant, perfect twosome. Read »

Monday, Apr 15, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Kite Festival with One Stunning Backdrop

A Kite Festival with One Stunning Backdrop

The beachy kite parties continue, and this one is a stunner. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay Avocado & Margarita Festival

Morro Bay Avocado & Margarita Festival

Two incredibly tasty things come together in one of the best places. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay Oyster Party

Morro Bay Oyster Party

Bivalves, tunes, and La Vida Morro reign at the Central Coast Oyster Festival. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Rock and Fine Wines

Morro Rock and Fine Wines

Three of our lovely things come together, with panache, during Lunch on the Dunes. 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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