Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Riverfront's First Chalk Festival

Napa Riverfront's First Chalk Festival

Summer might be nigh if the artists are creating sidewalk art. Read »

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Downtown Napa, the Infographic

Downtown Napa, the Infographic

Need to get the 411 in a glance? The wine country burg has it. Read »

Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 at 8:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Calistoga's Mustard, Mud & Music

Calistoga's Mustard, Mud & Music

It's artsy, it's alliterative, and it happens in March. Hey! Another M. Read »

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Underwater-Aged Wine from Napa

Underwater-Aged Wine from Napa

How does a glass of ocean-aged cabernet sound to you? Read »

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Calistoga's Winter-Nice Wine Passport

Calistoga's Winter-Nice Wine Passport

The temps are chillier in Napa Valley but the wine is ready for drinking. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa at New Year's Eve: A Speakeasy Party

Napa at New Year's Eve: A Speakeasy Party

The Harvest Inn and the Goose & Gander join forces for a glam night. Read »

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Magical Evenings at Napa's Riverfront

Magical Evenings at Napa's Riverfront

Santa, decorations, and more baubles await in wine country. Read »

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Valley Yuletide

Napa Valley Yuletide

From tractor parades to light-pretty walks, wine country is ready for Christmas. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Calistoga's Lighted Tractor Parade

Calistoga's Lighted Tractor Parade

The big machinery is all done up in lights, in Napa Valley. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Take the holiday on the road -- or, rather, the rails -- this year. 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.