Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

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 »

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 »

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Olive's Holiday

The Olive's Holiday

Sonoma Valley is all about a tiny, be-pitted fruit come wintertime. Read »

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Savor Sonoma Details Announced

Savor Sonoma Details Announced

Looking ahead to some nice merlots in March? It's a plan. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Heart of Sonoma Holiday Open House

Heart of Sonoma Holiday Open House

Some 27 wineries'll put out the holiday cheer over one convivial weekend. Read »

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sonoma Valley Crush

Sonoma Valley Crush

An annual Heart of Sonoma Valley weekend sends fans into the thick of it. Read »

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Later Wine Tasting

The Later Wine Tasting

Didn't make it up to Sonoma before 4 p.m.? You still have time. 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.