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Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sacramento Food Tours

Sacramento Food Tours

Brush up on local favorites and regional foodstuffs with Local Roots Food Tours. Read »

Monday, Aug 15, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Nevada City Film Festival

Nevada City Film Festival

One of our favorite spots goes all cinematic. And stuff. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Soap Boxes, Bikes, and Vintage Buildings

Soap Boxes, Bikes, and Vintage Buildings

Nevada City is on the move over Father's Day Weekend. Read »

Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mardi Gras in Nevada City

Mardi Gras in Nevada City

It's a mountainy, merry time in the heart of the village. Plus: bead throwing! 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.