Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fee-Free Days in the National Parks

Fee-Free Days in the National Parks

The first of the "pay no admission" days of the year is just ahead. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day

It's a fee-free day to give back to our wild spaces; give back and admire them, too. Read »

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Parks and the Solar Eclipse

National Parks and the Solar Eclipse

Heading up the state to try and catch the solar event just ahead? The National Park Service has some recs for you. Read »

Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Parks Say "Thank You" to Veterans

National Parks Say

The parks that charge fees will waive them in honor of Veterans Day Weekend. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Now This Is the Way to Welcome Summer

Now This Is the Way to Welcome Summer

June 21 is a fee-free day around the national park system. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Share the Experience Photo Contest

Share the Experience Photo Contest

The National Park Foundation wants your best snapshot. The prize? A national park trip, natch. 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.