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Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 "Paradox"

A new Santa Cruz hotel has an unusual welcome. Read »

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

Buskery, high jinks, and clowning rule the 10-day soiree. Read »

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Passport Day in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Passport Day in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Ready to chat up winemakers, visit typically closed-to-the-public wineries, and try special vinos? Yes and yes and yes. Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Foodies Wanted

Santa Cruz Foodies Wanted

Know your Santa Cruz supperies? You will with this West Cliff Inn package. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hummingbird Days

Hummingbird Days

Make for the Arboretum in Santa Cruz for a day devoted to wee winged creatures. Read »

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz's Chowderiest Day

Santa Cruz's Chowderiest Day

Cooks with big pots and giant ladles go clam-to-clam for creamy greatness. Read »

Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Beach and the Butterflies

The Beach and the Butterflies

Make for Natural Bridges State Park for a migration party. Read »

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival

Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival

Sample the sweet wares of over two dozen vendors, near the Boardwalk. 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.