Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 at 6:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Whimsy and Art of Hall Wines

The Whimsy and Art of Hall Wines

Sip something splendid while admiring paintings and sculptures. Read »

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bay-Close Beverages: Monterey Wine Festival

Bay-Close Beverages: Monterey Wine Festival

The West Coast Chowder Competition is one of the highlights. Read »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Explore Wine and Perfume Pairings in Napa Valley

Explore Wine and Perfume Pairings in Napa Valley

Learn how to read the fragrance of wine at Domaine Carneros. 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 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 »

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

May Merry: Paso Wine Festival

May Merry: Paso Wine Festival

Four days, countless sips, one excellent stretch of wine country. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Area Wineries Mark Down to Earth Month

Area Wineries Mark Down to Earth Month

April is devoted to eco-nice to-dos around wine country. Read »

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 at 7:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Calistoga Cute: Return of the Babydoll Sheep

Calistoga Cute: Return of the Babydoll Sheep

A sign of wine country spring summons heavy-duty "aww"-ing. 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 »

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Sweet: The Love Lock Bridge

Napa Sweet: The Love Lock Bridge

Book a Valentine's ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train (and remember your lock). 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.