Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Country Saturday: Taste of Yountville

Wine Country Saturday: Taste of Yountville

Bites and beverages with local ties shall be imbibed, quaffed, and enjoyed. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Announced: Napa Valley Festival del Sole

Announced: Napa Valley Festival del Sole

A feast of culture-laden summertime goodness is on its way. Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morocco Meets Napa Valley

Morocco Meets Napa Valley

Deliciousness: A three-part culinary series heads for wine country. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Do the R.E.A.L. Napa

Do the R.E.A.L. Napa

Downtown Napa shows visitors the locals' take on local living. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Sweet: The Love Lock Bridge

Napa Sweet: The Love Lock Bridge

Book a Valentine's ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train (and remember your lock). Read »

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flavor Rules: Napa Truffle Festival

Flavor Rules: Napa Truffle Festival

Foodies gather to taste, discuss, and, yes, dig. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Greeting 2014 on the Move: Napa Valley Wine Train

Greeting 2014 on the Move: Napa Valley Wine Train

Is the year you gussy it up and finally board the moving party? Read »

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fa La La-ing, Up Yountville Way

Fa La La-ing, Up Yountville Way

Wine country cranks up the whimsy with a sparkly Christmas kick-off. Read »

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend: Flavor! Napa Valley

Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend: Flavor! Napa Valley

Big chefs, interesting meals, and zingy wine round out this autumn frofrafra. Read »

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fresh Olive Oil Day at Round Pond Estate

Fresh Olive Oil Day at Round Pond Estate

Fresh Olive Oil Day is just ahead; make for Napa Valley to sip and learn. 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.