Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's First Ultra-Marathon Paddle

California's First Ultra-Marathon Paddle

We have a number of ultra marathon runs. Next up? One hundred miles of river. Read »

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Train Day at a Train Landmark

Train Day at a Train Landmark

The California State Railroad Museum will waive admission. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sactown's Saucy Subterranean Stroll

Sactown's Saucy Subterranean Stroll

The popular Underground Tours open their adults-only nights. Read »

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

One Harry Book, Read Aloud, Non-Stop

One Harry Book, Read Aloud, Non-Stop

Readers in Sacramento will read all of "Sorcerer's Stone" over one night. Read »

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sactown Heads Underground

Sactown Heads Underground

Tickets for the ever-popular Underground Tours will soon go on sale. Read »

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 2:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sacramento Bacon Fest

Sacramento Bacon Fest

A full week of salty, meaty delights awaits in the capital. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Feast at the Fort

Feast at the Fort

A period-minded dinner is cooked up at one of our state's most famous sites. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gold Rush Days

Gold Rush Days

Old West-type fun rules the streets of Old Sacramento over Labor Day Weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Grape & Gourmet

California's Grape & Gourmet

Taste a bunch of Golden State victors, all in one setting/sitting. Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Record on the Midway

World's Record on the Midway

A wheel buff is going for one very long ride at the California State Fair. 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.