Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Orchid Party: Winchester Mystery House Abloom

Orchid Party: Winchester Mystery House Abloom

The San Jose Orchid Exposition flowers at a certain famous manse. Read »

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fantasy Frolics in San Jose

Fantasy Frolics in San Jose

The Renaissance-sweet to-do boasts a deeply fantastic element. Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 6:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winchester Mystery House: Overnight Stays Ahead

Winchester Mystery House: Overnight Stays Ahead

Spending the night at the famously spooky abode is given the okay. Read »

Friday, Nov 1, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dia de los Muertos at the Winchester Mystery House

Dia de los Muertos at the Winchester Mystery House

The San Jose landmark celebrates with treats, art, and tours. Read »

Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flashlights and Fright: Winchester Mystery House Halloween

Flashlights and Fright: Winchester Mystery House Halloween

Point your beam toward the Winchester Mystery House, if you dare. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Jose Bacon Festival of America

San Jose Bacon Festival of America

Ever seen a bacon parade? That's about to change for you. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Forsooth: San Jose Renaissance Faire

Forsooth: San Jose Renaissance Faire

Jousting? Indeed. Jesting? Of course. Ye olden high jinks? Huzzah! Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Winchester Friday the 13th

A Very Winchester Friday the 13th

Flashlights in the Winchester Mystery House? It must be a special day. Read »

Friday, May 24, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taco Fest in San Jose

Taco Fest in San Jose

Like your shell hard, your tortilla soft, your meat spicy? Eat on, happy eater. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The 24-Hour Commute Walk

The 24-Hour Commute Walk

Hoof it from San Jose to San Francisco along historic Route 82. 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.

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