Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara by Train: A Good Deal

Santa Barbara by Train: A Good Deal

Heading to the American Riviera from SLO, San Jose, or points further north? Lucky you. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New at El Capitan Canyon: Corral Cabins

New at El Capitan Canyon: Corral Cabins

The creekside nests join the Santa Barbara property's yurts and tents. Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pre-Bastille Day Bash: Santa Barbara French Fest

Pre-Bastille Day Bash: Santa Barbara French Fest

Poodles, can-can dances, and Parisian treats abound at Oak Park. Read »

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 5:50 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice

Greet the longest day of the year with music, dance, and a parade. Read »

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Springtime Sipping: Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

Springtime Sipping: Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

The weekend after Memorial Day is filled with wine-nice gatherings. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New/Old Name: A Santa Barbara Hotel's Fresh Moniker

New/Old Name: A Santa Barbara Hotel's Fresh Moniker

Loved the Hotel Oceana? Meet Hotel Milo. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Llamas of El Capitan Canyon

The Llamas of El Capitan Canyon

An animal-sweet dose of springtime, found close to a rustic beach. Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 7:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Giant Anteater Twin Born in Santa Barbara

Rare Giant Anteater Twin Born in Santa Barbara

Awww alert: The prognosis for the little guy is "good." Read »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

In Bloom: Santa Barbara Orchid Show

In Bloom: Santa Barbara Orchid Show

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is "the longest running orchid show in the nation." Read »

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

50th Anniversary Daniel Boone Package

50th Anniversary Daniel Boone Package

One guess as to where this getaway deal might be happening. 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.