Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pacific Grove Icons: Monarchs on the Way

Pacific Grove Icons: Monarchs on the Way

The ocean-sweet town wings-up for a welcome visitor. Read »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monarch Butterflies: See a Tag, Make the Call

Monarch Butterflies: See a Tag, Make the Call

Researchers are studying the migratory patterns of the famous winged wonders. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

The winged wonders will soon be drove-ing it up around Pacific Grove. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monarch Butterflies Bid Farewell

Monarch Butterflies Bid Farewell

The Pacific Grove icons are set to flutter away for another day. Read »

Monday, Nov 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Christmas at the Inns

Christmas at the Inns

Several quaint Pacific Grove B&Bs'll gussy up for holiday strollers. Read »

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

50th Annual Wildflower Show

50th Annual Wildflower Show

The Pacific Grove event is called the "largest wildflower show in the Northern and Western Hemispheres." Read »

Monday, Apr 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Good Old Days in Pacific Grove

Good Old Days in Pacific Grove

It's "Monterey County's largest arts and crafts show." And the tunes keep rockin'. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monarch Beauty in Pacific Grove

Monarch Beauty in Pacific Grove

The winged winter celebrities are being spotted. Very, very spotted. 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.