Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 12:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cheese, Cheese, Cheese: A Grand Tasting

Cheese, Cheese, Cheese: A Grand Tasting

California's Artisan Cheese Festival puts out a mighty spread. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 11:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: Artisan Cheese Wonderland

Tickets on Sale: Artisan Cheese Wonderland

Things are about to get way creamy up Petaluma way. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa's Petaluma Ride: A Riverboat

Santa's Petaluma Ride: A Riverboat

The man in red -- and shades -- arrives by river. Read »

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Collaborative Dinner at Fallon Hills Ranch

A Collaborative Dinner at Fallon Hills Ranch

Grab a seat at the long table and enjoy an alfresco dining experience. Read »

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taste of Petaluma

Taste of Petaluma

Strap a wristband on and stroll the town while taking in a range of tastes. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cheese Lovers, Don't Delay

Cheese Lovers, Don't Delay

You penned the Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma on your calendar. But did you buy tickets? Read »

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 at 6:50 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Artisan Cheeses, Please

Artisan Cheeses, Please

Local, luscious dairy goodness takes the three-day spotlight (and a whole bunch of crackers, too). Read »

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Petaluma Basin Holiday Boats

Petaluma Basin Holiday Boats

The Turning Basin welcomes decorated vessels. Cameras up, landlubbers. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Petaluma's Favorite Plates

Petaluma's Favorite Plates

"Petaluma's Largest Block Party and Dine Around" will give nibblers a lot of things to try. Read »

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Petaluma Music Festival

Petaluma Music Festival

The Mother Hips and The Devil Makes Three headline the annual tune-tacular. 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.

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