Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Watch Fireworks from Angel Island

Watch Fireworks from Angel Island

Spend Independence Day evening in the state park. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

A new book visits those oh-so-dear ocean-snug promenades. Read »

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 150th, Yosemite Grant

Happy 150th, Yosemite Grant

Fans of one of the earth's most beautiful spots gather to mark the anniversary of the Yosemite Grant. Read »

Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco, Your Sweetheart, and a "Cheap Date"

San Francisco, Your Sweetheart, and a

Three Personality Hotels are offering Valentine's-cute deals. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Disposable Film Festival

The Disposable Film Festival

Snap snap snap: San Francisco's catch-it-quick-and-easy film fest turns 5. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Three California Coffee Cities

Three California Coffee Cities

A trio of Golden State cities get the caffeinated Travel + Leisure love. Read »

Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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By Lori Preuitt

Free Pass Courtesy BofA

Free Pass Courtesy BofA

Bank of America would like to treat all of its customers to a family outing this weekend. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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By Lori Preuitt

Play Tourist in San Francisco on the Cheap

Play Tourist in San Francisco on the Cheap

Get your touring on for a whole day -- for a lot less money. 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.