Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 6:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

100+ Swimmers: Extraterrestrial-Themed Synchro Show

100+ Swimmers: Extraterrestrial-Themed Synchro Show

The Aquanuts make a starry splash in Walnut Creek. Read »

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Walnut Creek Wildlife Hospital: Peek Behind the Scenes

Walnut Creek Wildlife Hospital: Peek Behind the Scenes

Watch staff perform exams and treat beasties galore, from snakes to raccoons. Read »

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival

Over 100,000 visitors are expected at the two-day party. Read »

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 4:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Long-Lived Turkey Vulture Gets a Mega Party

A Long-Lived Turkey Vulture Gets a Mega Party

Walnut Creek's Lord Richard turns 40 in June with a weekend-long bash. Read »

Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Walnut Creek, Ahoy: Short Films and Restaurant Week

Walnut Creek, Ahoy: Short Films and Restaurant Week

Try new eateries for a discount, then hang around for lively quick flicks. Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Aloe've You: Valentine's in Nature

Aloe've You: Valentine's in Nature

Step aside, roses; a new plant may reign for February sweethearts. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Centennial Year: Happy 100th, Walnut Creek

Centennial Year: Happy 100th, Walnut Creek

The town marks a century with a vintage cocktail party (and more). Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Offbeat Tasting Tour: Cactus Fruit

Offbeat Tasting Tour: Cactus Fruit

Sup upon prickly pear fruits, dragon fruit, and more at Ruth Bancroft Garden. Read »

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Walnut's Day in the Sun

The Walnut's Day in the Sun

Walnut Creek pays tribute to the nutty foodstuff in its name Read »

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Walnut Creek Water Show: Aquanuts Into the Abyss

Walnut Creek Water Show: Aquanuts Into the Abyss

The Walnut Creek synchronized swim team prepares its fall show. 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.