Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Special Day: 30 SacTown Museums Go Free or Half-Off

Special Day: 30 SacTown Museums Go Free or Half-Off

Take in some state favorites and save on dough while you do it. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old West, New Tech: A Sacramento Yuletide

Old West, New Tech: A Sacramento Yuletide

A theatrical light-bright swirl descends upon the historic area. A mega tree, too. Read »

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Old Sactown: Subterranean Exploring and Zombie Moaning

Old Sactown: Subterranean Exploring and Zombie Moaning

The Underground Tours add adult nights. And is that a zombie in the distance? Read »

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Spooky/Fun/Sweet Trains of October

The Spooky/Fun/Sweet Trains of October

Roaring Camp, the Skunk Train, and a Sacramento engine prepare to take to the rails. Read »

Sunday, Sep 8, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A "Crawl" Through California History

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The annual Sacramento Archives Crawl draws history enthusiasts aplenty. Read »

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sacramento's Gold-Rush-iest Weekend of the Year

Sacramento's Gold-Rush-iest Weekend of the Year

Lively people in costume summon our state's history at Old Sactown. Read »

Saturday, Jul 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

From Disney to Cal Expo: Iconic California Sign Goes Up

From Disney to Cal Expo: Iconic California Sign Goes Up

The mondo letters front the Sacramento destination, just in time for the state fair. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

State Fair Eating Contest: Hello, Corn Dogs

State Fair Eating Contest: Hello, Corn Dogs

Watch those sticks, contestants. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Here Comes the State Fair (Food)

Here Comes the State Fair (Food)

Will your favorite summer be on a stick, deep-fried, or both? Read »

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Diesels and Dads

Diesels and Dads

Is your father a major old-school train buff? Make for Sactown lickety-split. 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.