Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tram, Boat, Train: Thanksgiving Dinner, on the Move

Tram, Boat, Train: Thanksgiving Dinner, on the Move

Chow down on yams, turkey, and stuffing, all with views and/or changing vistas. Read »

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Food and Wine of Napa Valley Film Fest

The Food and Wine of Napa Valley Film Fest

What to do at the film fest if you're not catching any movies. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Napa Valley Coffin Races

The Napa Valley Coffin Races

Colorful creations -- and even more colorful teams -- race in a lively pre-Halloween happening. Read »

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Recharge Your Batteries" at the Harvest Inn

The Napa Valley Inn has new car-charging stations and a package to match. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweet Deal: Napa Valley Film Festival

Sweet Deal: Napa Valley Film Festival

Book three nights at a participating hotel and get a gala ticket (but act fast). 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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