Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Historic Hotels of America (and California)

Historic Hotels of America (and California)

Three Golden State properties join a past-perfect lodging group. Read »

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sonoma Valley Gingerbread Winery Contest

Sonoma Valley Gingerbread Winery Contest

When is a gingerbread house not an actual house? This annual favorite knows. Read »

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

Sonoma-Style Holiday Open House

Sonoma-Style Holiday Open House

The Heart of Sonoma Valley throws a heart-warmer of a seasonal wingding. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Season Pass It: The Wine Road

Season Pass It: The Wine Road

Find yourself in Northern Sonoma on a regular basis? Put this in your pocket. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Goodbye Halloween, Hello Christmas (Tree Farms)

Goodbye Halloween, Hello Christmas (Tree Farms)

Want to get a jump on your fir? You can reserve one, lickety-split. Read »

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Northern Sonoma Sips: A Wine & Food Affair

Northern Sonoma Sips: A Wine & Food Affair

Over 100 wineries are in on this autumn-time feast 'n sip. Read »

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sonoma Stay + Wine Tour + Relax Time

Sonoma Stay + Wine Tour + Relax Time

Platypus Wine Tours and the Sonoma Creek Inn pair up on a out-and-about stay-over. Read »

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Private Tour: Sonoma Limoncello Distillery

Private Tour: Sonoma Limoncello Distillery

The Lodge at Sonoma is offering a truly spirited spirits package. Read »

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: Sonoma Valley Crush

Tickets on Sale: Sonoma Valley Crush

It's one of the hands-ons-iest events of the harvest season. Read »

Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fourth of July in Wine Country

Fourth of July in Wine Country

The Independence Day party is down on the riverfront (plus a bbq, too). 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.