Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SLO Summer Party: Roll Out the Barrels

SLO Summer Party: Roll Out the Barrels

Wine and summer-style good-time-having is in the forecast. Read »

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 6:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SLO Surf 'n Sip: Wine, Waves, and Beyond

SLO Surf 'n Sip: Wine, Waves, and Beyond

Boards and beverages make the scene in San Luis Obispo County. Read »

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Love Day in San Luis Obispo County

Love Day in San Luis Obispo County

Valentine's specials abound around the whole county. Read »

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Savory Pasties of California

The Savory Pasties of California

Grass Valley, Long Beach, and San Luis Obispo all have doughy-good shops. Read »

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hue-Filled Holidays at the Madonna Inn

Hue-Filled Holidays at the Madonna Inn

Could you stay in a very red room, then a very green room? You could. Read »

Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine, Behind the Scenes: SLO Rockin' Harvest

Wine, Behind the Scenes: SLO Rockin' Harvest

A San Luis Obispo party gives oenophiles a "backstage pass." Read »

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Savoring the Central Coast (and Then Some)

Savoring the Central Coast (and Then Some)

Want to visit the Sunset-yummy weekend? There are tickets left. Read »

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Most Famous Restroom

California's Most Famous Restroom

We don't even need to tell you where it is, right? Hint: Think SLO. Read »

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SLO Wine: Roll Out the Barrels

SLO Wine: Roll Out the Barrels

It's a Central Coast kind of wine party, in one of America's Happiest Cities. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sunset's Savor the Central Coast

Sunset's Savor the Central Coast

Beautiful Santa Margarita Ranch is the setting for the Sunset sup fest. 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.