Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tarantula Date Night

Tarantula Date Night

Eight-legged courting is afoot on Mount Diablo. Read »

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Tarantulas of Coarsegold

The Tarantulas of Coarsegold

A Gold Country town fetes the hairy arachnid. Read »

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Scary and Hairy: Mount Diablo Tarantula Trek

Scary and Hairy: Mount Diablo Tarantula Trek

Spend an autumn evening on a quest to find the superstar spider. Read »

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

A Gold Country celebration gives love to one misunderstood arachnid. 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.