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Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

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 »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine and Story: Napa Valley Film Festival

Wine and Story: Napa Valley Film Festival

Famous people and fun-time foodies make for the cinema bash. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Toast for the Record Books

A Toast for the Record Books

Nearly 500 revelers turned out for the Napa Valley Wine Wave. Read »

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flavor! Napa Valley Gets Cooking

Flavor! Napa Valley Gets Cooking

A major autumn celebration lines up the top toques and tastes Read »

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fall in Yountville

Fall in Yountville

Yountville Days are just ahead; chili, wine, and scenery are on the menu. 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.