Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fall Colors: Where to Leaf-Peep During the Shutdown

Fall Colors: Where to Leaf-Peep During the Shutdown

Where should you go to see the brightest yellows, reds, and golds? Read »

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mountain Gold: June Lake October

Mountain Gold: June Lake October

Call it Foliage Central, or one center, at least, for the Eastern Sierra. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mountain Gold: Leaf-Peeping Deals Ahead

Mountain Gold: Leaf-Peeping Deals Ahead

The Westin Mammoth helps you save during your annual foliage search. Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ride a Yosemite-Close Train by Moonlight

Ride a Yosemite-Close Train by Moonlight

A vintage train sets off after dark. Intrigued? Read »

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

What to Do Around the Southern Sierra

What to Do Around the Southern Sierra

It's a place synonymous with summer road trips. Read »

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Devils Postpile: Remote, Stark, and Stunning

Devils Postpile: Remote, Stark, and Stunning

The Sierra-based national monument has its 2013 opening date. Read »

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

June Mountain Set to Reopen

June Mountain Set to Reopen

The Eastern Sierra ski destination has re-thrown open the doors wide. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth to Stay Open Through Memorial Day

Mammoth to Stay Open Through Memorial Day

The Sierra ski destination keeps the slopes running. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

The Sierra No. 3 is set to start its season. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sierra Setting + a State's Worth of Wines

Sierra Setting + a State's Worth of Wines

An always-sells-out wine fest offers a Sierra-close setting and top labels. 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.