Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Cool: The Funk Zone's Funky New Hostel

Santa Barbara Cool: The Funk Zone's Funky New Hostel

The Wayfarer has oodles of style (without the pricetag to match). Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara's Tastiest Month: epicure s.b.

Santa Barbara's Tastiest Month: epicure s.b.

The Lemon Festival, maritime tastings, and craft beer are on tap. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Goodland Hotel: Opening Deal for Goleta Spot

Goodland Hotel: Opening Deal for Goleta Spot

The beachy chillaxed stayover is ready for its late August bow. Read »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Camping Cool: Santa Barbara Silver Safari

Camping Cool: Santa Barbara Silver Safari

Book a vintage beauty and round out the summer with a little R&R. Read »

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

50+ Libations: Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest

50+ Libations: Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest

Sample some of the deepest, smokiest beverages (and learn about the sips). Read »

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 »

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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.