Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:44 AM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Rocking in the Redwoods: Old Grove Festival

Rocking in the Redwoods: Old Grove Festival

Headliner Mother Hips plays a unique tree-close outside venue, to support a tree-loving cause Read »

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 98th, National Park Service

Happy 98th, National Park Service

The venerable system marks the occasion by waiving admission at dozens of parks. Read »

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 7:59 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Chance: Redwood Run Without Autos

Rare Chance: Redwood Run Without Autos

Easy hoofing it: Newton B. Drury Parkway will be closed to traffic the day of the run. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 5:59 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Pedal and Foot: Two Offbeat NorCal Races

Pedal and Foot: Two Offbeat NorCal Races

The Tour of the Unknown Coast is ready to roll, spectacularly. Read »

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

The Benbow Historic Inn at 88

The Benbow Historic Inn at 88

The Tudor-pretty, redwoods-adjacent hotel has specials to honor its anniversary. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 9:41 AM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Good Vibes: Redwood Coast Jazz Festival

Good Vibes: Redwood Coast Jazz Festival

A sound-sweet pre-summer party unfolds in Eureka. Read »

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 2:43 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Entry Weekend at the National Parks

Free Entry Weekend at the National Parks

Dozens of fee-charging destinations will waive admission in honor of Veterans Day. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 1:44 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

The National Parks Turn 97 (and You Get Free Entry)

The National Parks Turn 97 (and You Get Free Entry)

Find your perfect nature spot and sing a round of Happy Birthday. Read »

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 12:25 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

An Eclipse, the Redwoods, and You

An Eclipse, the Redwoods, and You

The area around Eureka has some fun things in store for the upcoming solar eclipse. Read »

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 2:53 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Earth Day at Frey Vineyards

Earth Day at Frey Vineyards

Take a biodynamic farm tour and meet a few baby goats along the way. Read »

About
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.