Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Olives Rule in Paso Robles

Olives Rule in Paso Robles

The wee fruits are the star of a daylong August confab. Read »

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden State Purple: Lavender Days

Golden State Purple: Lavender Days

Paso Robles'll go purple and fragrant, for a day. Read »

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

May Merry: Paso Wine Festival

May Merry: Paso Wine Festival

Four days, countless sips, one excellent stretch of wine country. Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zinfandel Rules: Paso's Spicy Weekend

Zinfandel Rules: Paso's Spicy Weekend

Love a certain zippy vino? So does the Central Coast town. Like, a lot. Read »

Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweet Stayover: Paso Robles Hotel Month

Sweet Stayover: Paso Robles Hotel Month

The wine-snug city has designated February as a time for inn-specific deals. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sailing Over the Vines: Pinot Express

Sailing Over the Vines: Pinot Express

Zip high above vines near Paso Robles. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Harvest Wine Weekend, Paso Robles-Style

Harvest Wine Weekend, Paso Robles-Style

It's one of the year's biggest parties in one of our state's biggest wine regions. Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Olive You, Paso Robles Olive Festival

Olive You, Paso Robles Olive Festival

One of our wine-nicest city fetes that most glistening of fruits. Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paso's Springtime Wine Toast

Paso's Springtime Wine Toast

Central Coast hills? A zippy glass of zin? Soft, vine-laden vistas? You, relaxing? That'll be a big and hearty yes to all of those nice things. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Harvest Wine Weekend 2011

Harvest Wine Weekend 2011

Over 150 Paso Robles-close wineries are on board for one of the biggest grape to-dos of the year. 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.