Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 7:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Koalas Behind the Scenes: A New San Diego Zoo Tour

Koalas Behind the Scenes: A New San Diego Zoo Tour

See keepers prepare the marsupials' meals and visit the "bachelor pad." Read »

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Meet Shadow, San Diego Zoo Superstar

Meet Shadow, San Diego Zoo Superstar

The furry lad'll soon be part of the educational staff at Wegeforth Bowl. Read »

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Only U.S. Zoo to See Tasmanian Devils: San Diego

Only U.S. Zoo to See Tasmanian Devils: San Diego

The furry, big-teethed quartet made their zoo debut on Oct. 24. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Birds Mark Three Decades

Rare Birds Mark Three Decades

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park condors mark a feathery-nice birthday. Read »

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Takin About Spring Break at San Diego Zoo

Takin About Spring Break at San Diego Zoo

Enjoy the new baby takin, the panda cub, and more animal goodness. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Eye-Level with Koalas

Eye-Level with Koalas

The San Diego Zoo's new Outback area will debut in May. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Absolutely Apes

Absolutely Apes

It's a four-day festival of beautiful primates at the San Diego Zoo. Read »

Friday, Feb 3, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Wild Valentine's Day Ideas

Wild Valentine's Day Ideas

For when roses and candles are so "been there, done that." Read »

Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pandas in HD

Pandas in HD

Gotta have your panda but can't make it to the San Diego Zoo? Your world just got better. 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.