Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Corn Dog Days: California State Fair Opens

Corn Dog Days: California State Fair Opens

The big show unfurls at the Cal Expo in Sacramento. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Time Travelers Wanted: Old Sactown Historic High Jinks

Time Travelers Wanted: Old Sactown Historic High Jinks

The whimsical but highly historical summer weekend events grind into gear. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mmm: Hello, Sacratomato Week

Mmm: Hello, Sacratomato Week

The juicy local favorite plays the star in dishes and drinks. Read »

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 1:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Capital Summer: Old Sactown Secrets

A Capital Summer: Old Sactown Secrets

The popular Underground Tour is back, and there's an above-ground twist. Read »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 7:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fast Forward Sacramento

Fast Forward Sacramento

Adore Tower Bridge, the Capitol, and other stately treats? Watch and be delighted. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mondo Tunes: Sacramento Music Festival

Mondo Tunes: Sacramento Music Festival

Close to 100 bands'll play 300 sets. How's that for a sound spectacular? Read »

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

'Tis the Season for Subterranean Strolls

'Tis the Season for Subterranean Strolls

The Forestiere Underground Gardens and Sactown Underground make annual debuts. Read »

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rock Your Bonnets, Bonnet Buffs

Rock Your Bonnets, Bonnet Buffs

Old-school frippery gets its Easter weekend due, in Sacramento. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 7:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Craft Rules: Sacramento Beer Week

Craft Rules: Sacramento Beer Week

Some of the most sublime suds'll make a capital showing. Read »

Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

American Cheese Society Mega Con Returns

American Cheese Society Mega Con Returns

Hundreds of cheesemaking specialists get savory in Sacramento. 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.