Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Space Love at SETIcon II

Space Love at SETIcon II

It's where "science and imagination" meet. And it's in Santa Clara. Read »

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Jose Made

San Jose Made

Food trucks, jewelry, and local-flavored hobnobbing rule the day. Read »

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Jose Taco Festival

San Jose Taco Festival

"The largest taco event in Northern California" readies the shells and tortillas. Hello. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Walk the Commute

Walk the Commute

A 24-hour stroll leads the hardy and curious from San Jose to San Francisco. Read »

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

St. Pat's in Sactown and San Jose

St. Pat's in Sactown and San Jose

Ever seen a mermaid wave her way through Old Town Sacramento? Read »

Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Surreal in San Jose

Surreal in San Jose

Cirque's latest touring show makes for San Jose. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winter KraftBrew Festival

Winter KraftBrew Festival

Want to sample a unique batch of ales and stouts? Make for the San Jose Women's Club. Read »

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Circus Ride

The Circus Ride

Join thousands of San Jose cyclists on a big-top-y bike roll. Read »

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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By Mathew Luschek

The Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House

Mysterious mansion or bad architect? 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.