Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Indie Flicks, Cool Town: Nevada City Film Festival

Indie Flicks, Cool Town: Nevada City Film Festival

One of California's funkiest flick confabs revs up for an early September start. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 2:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sign Up Now: Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby

Sign Up Now: Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby

People-powered machines'll race through the hilly Gold Country outpost. Read »

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Nevada City's Funky Mardi Gras

Nevada City's Funky Mardi Gras

The hill-tucked town knows how to do outlandish. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Outdoors On-Screen: Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Outdoors On-Screen: Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Environmental and nature-forward filmmakers make for Nevada City. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Nevada City's Ye Olde Victorian Christmas

Nevada City's Ye Olde Victorian Christmas

Carolers, clip-clopping horses, and pretty decorations lend 19th-century flavor. Read »

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Nevada City's Crimson and Gold Fall

Nevada City's Crimson and Gold Fall

Predicting the change of colors is a bit daunting, but the rewards? Plentiful. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Funky Fun: Nevada City Film Festival

Funky Fun: Nevada City Film Festival

Indie flicks and a cool setting make for a great after-Labor Day party. Read »

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Soapbox Racers of Nevada City

The Soapbox Racers of Nevada City

An offbeat town's zippiest summer event will soon roll. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Backcountry Gems of Nevada County

The Backcountry Gems of Nevada County

The Bridgeport Covered Bridge and wild trails lend the area history and beauty. Read »

Friday, Jun 1, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby

Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby

A kidly tradition gets the outlandish grown-up treatment in Gold Country. 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.