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Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Inn Town Campground: Reservations Open

Nevada City new: Pitch a tent or do a bit of glamping at a spread that's... View gallery »

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 at 9:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ye Olde Nevada City's Victorian Christmas

Street fairs, songs, and the 19th-century buildings get a dose of holly and... View gallery »

Friday, Oct 30, 2015 at 10:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Charming Chills: A Very Nevada City Halloween

The historic town loves to put out the ghosts and pumpkins. View gallery »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Funky Nevada City: Outside Inn

Funky Nevada City: Outside Inn

The vegetable take-one-leave-one table brims with fall offerings. Read »

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 »

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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.