Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Wineries and Farms of Butte County

The Wineries and Farms of Butte County

Cheers: Head out for the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 10:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Hop in the cab of a Gold Country favorite (and get to work). Read »

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fishing Along the High Sierra

Fishing Along the High Sierra

Need some peaceful meadow-lake action? Yosemite awaits. Read »

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tenaya Lodge Fetes Yosemite's 150th Anniversary

Tenaya Lodge Fetes Yosemite's 150th Anniversary

Mark the signing of the grant with a park-adjacent stay. Read »

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

So Long, Snowpack: Tioga Road Opens

So Long, Snowpack: Tioga Road Opens

The Sierra thoroughfare gets an early summer-season debut. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hello, Eastern Sierra: Sonora Pass Opens

Hello, Eastern Sierra: Sonora Pass Opens

One of the great routes over the Sierra is set for its seasonal debut. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snowshoe Adventuring in the Sierra

Snowshoe Adventuring in the Sierra

A Tenaya Lodge package sends guests out for a chilly, thrilly walk. Read »

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Going Cross-Country in the Eastern Sierra

Going Cross-Country in the Eastern Sierra

The quiet and wide spaces off Highway 395 are the perfect places to glide. Read »

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Foliage Time: See Peak Color

Foliage Time: See Peak Color

The call to "Go Now!" -- and enjoy the hues of autumn -- is on. Read »

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Astounding Tufa of Mono Lake

The Astounding Tufa of Mono Lake

The wonder-filled state preserve is open to visitors. 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.