Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mount Diablo: Things That Go Bump in the Night Hike

Mount Diablo: Things That Go Bump in the Night Hike

Seek out tarantulas and other nocturnal squirmies during an adventure walk. Read »

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 7:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Walk: Finding Mount Diablo's Fire Followers

Rare Walk: Finding Mount Diablo's Fire Followers

Stroll with a naturalist and learn about post-fire wildflowers. Read »

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Scary and Hairy: Mount Diablo Tarantula Trek

Scary and Hairy: Mount Diablo Tarantula Trek

Spend an autumn evening on a quest to find the superstar spider. Read »

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Night Birds of White Canyon

The Night Birds of White Canyon

Love owls? How about poorwills? Make for Mount Diablo. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Rare Walk Through Mangini Ranch

A Rare Walk Through Mangini Ranch

It's close to Mount Diablo State Park but usually closed to the public. 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.