Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Explore Wine and Perfume Pairings in Napa Valley

Explore Wine and Perfume Pairings in Napa Valley

Learn how to read the fragrance of wine at Domaine Carneros. Read »

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

St. Helena Hounds: V. Sattui Winery's Dog Day

St. Helena Hounds: V. Sattui Winery's Dog Day

The Napa Valley vineyard invites oenophiles and their BFFs for a Fido-riffic fundraiser. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 11:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Country's Offbeat Easter

Wine Country's Offbeat Easter

Hop aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train or head out for an adult egg hunt. Read »

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 4:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Nab Discount Passes: Napa Valley Film Festival

Nab Discount Passes: Napa Valley Film Festival

Knowing you'll go to the big cinema playtime in the fall? Buy now. Read »

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 2:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Valley Arts in April

Napa Valley Arts in April

Get an eyeful of paintings, sculptures, and special happenings. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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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.