Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Monday, Jul 2, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding the Rails with Mark Twain

Riding the Rails with Mark Twain

If you're a fan of the California-loving wit, make for the capital. Read »

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Time Travel Weekends

Time Travel Weekends

July and August weekends around Old Sactown get extra old-timey. Read »

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

French Films in Sactown

French Films in Sactown

Interesting cinema from France is the centerpiece to this capital festival. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Art of Train Travel

The Art of Train Travel

A new Sacramento exhibit looks at 150 years of passenger servic Read »

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sactown Wine and Brew Parties

Sactown Wine and Brew Parties

The West Coast Brew Fest will take over Miller Park; a few weeks later, Raley's Grape Escape heads for Sacramento's Cesar Chavez Park. Read »

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

All-Night Homer Reading

All-Night Homer Reading

Two hundred people, 12+ hours, and "The Odyssey"; Fairytale Town in Sactown stages an epic nighttime reading. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 100th, I Street Bridge

Happy 100th, I Street Bridge

It's all about the Golden Gate, for sure; but let's give a shout-out for an iconic span's big centennial. Read »

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sacramento Food Tours

Sacramento Food Tours

Brush up on local favorites and regional foodstuffs with Local Roots Food Tours. 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.