Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Spooky/Fun/Sweet Trains of October

The Spooky/Fun/Sweet Trains of October

Roaring Camp, the Skunk Train, and a Sacramento engine prepare to take to the rails. 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, 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 »

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 »

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sips of the Santa Cruz Mountains

Sips of the Santa Cruz Mountains

Over a dozen Santa Cruz Mountains wineries are hosting a feast. 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.