Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hands-On Harvest: Sonoma Valley CRUSH

Hands-On Harvest: Sonoma Valley CRUSH

Sample fermenting wine and engage in behind-the-scenes-y fun. Read »

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Harvest Sweet: Stomping Grapes in Sonoma County

Harvest Sweet: Stomping Grapes in Sonoma County

Limber up the toesies, stompers. Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Purple Pretty: Sonoma Lavender Festival

Purple Pretty: Sonoma Lavender Festival

Cameras out: A five-acre farm is in "full bloom." Read »

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 3:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sonoma-Marin Fair World's Ugliest Dog Contest

Sonoma-Marin Fair World's Ugliest Dog Contest

Want to have a say about the sweetest Sonoma-Marin mug? Act now. Read »

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Tickets on Sale: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

The late August soiree includes Taste of Sonoma. Read »

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Ugliest Dog: Enter Your Sweetie Now

World's Ugliest Dog: Enter Your Sweetie Now

The Sonoma-Marin summertime favorite is ready for your favorite Fido. Read »

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 3:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Road Barrel Tasting: Sample Now, Sip Later

Wine Road Barrel Tasting: Sample Now, Sip Later

Purchase a new favorite Northern Sonoma vino now and pick it up next year. Read »

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Citrus Reigns in Sonoma County

Citrus Reigns in Sonoma County

Exhibits "built primarily out of citrus" are one quaint feature of the Cloverdale Citrus Fair. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Sale: Savor Sonoma Valley

On Sale: Savor Sonoma Valley

The springtime sip party brings out the region's best of the best. Read »

Sunday, Dec 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wintry Times 'Round Sonoma County

Wintry Times 'Round Sonoma County

Ohhh, fancy library wines and winemaker chitchat. Good stuff, indeed. 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.