Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Beer Week

Santa Cruz Beer Week

The California Beer Festival will cap a stein's worth of special events. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Wines, French Eats, and the Rails

Santa Cruz Wines, French Eats, and the Rails

A rustic party features tunes, an auction, and a charming setting: Roaring Camp. Read »

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

It's a Boardwalk Kind of Summer

It's a Boardwalk Kind of Summer

Eat sticky foods, get sand between your toes, and revel in some sun. Read »

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Sips: Roots That Rock

Santa Cruz Sips: Roots That Rock

The vintners of the Santa Cruz Mountains turn over two June weekends to sipping pleasures. Read »

Monday, Apr 1, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Arts Celebration: April in Santa Cruz

Arts Celebration: April in Santa Cruz

Eclectic tunes and new music rule the S.C. springtime. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wee, Flitty, Fast: Hummingbird Days in Santa Cruz

Wee, Flitty, Fast: Hummingbird Days in Santa Cruz

Two days of garden walks and bird sweetness? Spring must be nigh. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz's Clammiest Confab

Santa Cruz's Clammiest Confab

A yummy to-do is back on the boardwalk, steaming things up. Read »

Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Holiday Out with Thomas

Holiday Out with Thomas

A certain tank engine is toot-toot-ing to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

One of our state's most famous visitors alights near Santa Cruz. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz's Latest "Paradox"

Santa Cruz's Latest

A new Santa Cruz hotel has an unusual welcome. 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.