Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Time Travelers Wanted: Old Sactown Historic High Jinks

Time Travelers Wanted: Old Sactown Historic High Jinks

The whimsical but highly historical summer weekend events grind into gear. Read »

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

'Tis the Season for Subterranean Strolls

'Tis the Season for Subterranean Strolls

The Forestiere Underground Gardens and Sactown Underground make annual debuts. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old West, New Tech: A Sacramento Yuletide

Old West, New Tech: A Sacramento Yuletide

A theatrical light-bright swirl descends upon the historic area. A mega tree, too. Read »

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sactown Heads Underground

Sactown Heads Underground

Tickets for the ever-popular Underground Tours will soon go on sale. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gold Rush Days

Gold Rush Days

Old West-type fun rules the streets of Old Sacramento over Labor Day Weekend. Read »

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Time Travel Weekends

Time Travel Weekends

July and August weekends around Old Sactown get extra old-timey. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spooky Sactown

Spooky Sactown

A trio of atmospheric walking tours promise to be both informative and perhaps a tad terrifying. Read »

Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Date Night Underground

Date Night Underground

Dine together and then hoof it through history, in Old Sacramento. Read »

Monday, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gold Rush Days 2011

Gold Rush Days 2011

It's a rootin', tootin' time in Old Sactown. Read »

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Underground Expanding

The Underground Expanding

The popular Sacramento Underground tour is going deeper. Well, wider, anyway. 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.