Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Food and Wine Festival Palm Desert

Food and Wine Festival Palm Desert

Chefs, demos, and wine tastings welcome spring. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Desert Beasties by Night: Park After Dark

Desert Beasties by Night: Park After Dark

Owls, wolves, and other animals get the Living Desert after-dusk spotlight. Read »

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WildLights: A Desert Dazzler

WildLights: A Desert Dazzler

The Living Desert's holiday sparkler gets ready to glow. Read »

Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Cool: Find Those Hot Weather Deals

Palm Springs Cool: Find Those Hot Weather Deals

Hotels welcome summer with sweet, SPF friendly deals. Read »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dining Discounts in the Desert

Dining Discounts in the Desert

Restaurant Week gets sizzling around the desert resorts. Read »

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Soaking and Stargazing at Two Bunch Palms

Soaking and Stargazing at Two Bunch Palms

Stare at the night sky from one of the prettest, most relaxing spots in the desert. Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Chefs Make for Palm Desert To-Do

Chefs Make for Palm Desert To-Do

Food & Wine Festival returns to Palm Desert; people who know their stoves will speak and cook. 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.