Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Rosa, Wine Month's Chillaxed Hangout

Santa Rosa, Wine Month's Chillaxed Hangout

A lobster feed, a Porsche show, and other diversions fill out September. Read »

Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 at 3:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World Giraffe Day at Safari West

World Giraffe Day at Safari West

A certain tall beastie'll be feted on the longest day of the year. Read »

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Safari West Holiday: Father's Day Beer Brunch

Safari West Holiday: Father's Day Beer Brunch

Brews and beasties fill out the just-before-summer Sunday. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 8:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Safari West's Quirky Twist on the Egg Hunt

Safari West's Quirky Twist on the Egg Hunt

Kids keep an eye out for the Big Bunny. Read »

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Birds, Bees, and the Beasties of Safari West

Birds, Bees, and the Beasties of Safari West

The Santa Rosa sanctuary celebrates the amour of the animal world. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Rosa Bash: Romp with the Beasts!

Santa Rosa Bash: Romp with the Beasts!

A New Year's Eve soiree is all about animal awesomeness. Read »

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Mayacamas Christmas Bird Count

The Mayacamas Christmas Bird Count

An inaugural Safari West celebration boasts an avian theme. Read »

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Big 20th Birthday for Safari West

A Big 20th Birthday for Safari West

The Santa Rosa animal preserve marks two decades with assorted treats. Read »

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Two Ringos to Love in California: A Starr and a Giraffe

Two Ringos to Love in California: A Starr and a Giraffe

Safari West welcomes a new baby; in LA, the Grammy Museum salutes a Beatle. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spooky Safari

Spooky Safari

Safari West has an overnight deal just ahead of Halloween. 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.