Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Thank You, Rain: Bridalveil Fall Makes a Showing

Thank You, Rain: Bridalveil Fall Makes a Showing

It's not so dry 'round Yosemite National Park. Read »

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mapping (and Helping) Yosemite's Bears

Mapping (and Helping) Yosemite's Bears

GPS collars are helping park staff understand the habits of the park's ursine residents. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

A major restoration of the Yosemite sequoia grove is due. Read »

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 6:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yosemite Summons Tolkien to Advise Hikers

Yosemite Summons Tolkien to Advise Hikers

A weekend Facebook post turns to a famous book to gain attention. Read »

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 98th, National Park Service

Happy 98th, National Park Service

The venerable system marks the occasion by waiving admission at dozens of parks. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Watch the Perseids at Glacier Point

Watch the Perseids at Glacier Point

A spectacular showing is due in August, and Tenaya Lodge has a fun field trip lined up. Read »

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hike to Yosemite's Geographic Center

Hike to Yosemite's Geographic Center

Ready to see views in all directions? This moderate trek awaits. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bike to Hike Yosemite

Bike to Hike Yosemite

Go by foot and wheel to explore some serene spots in the national park. Read »

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fishing Along the High Sierra

Fishing Along the High Sierra

Need some peaceful meadow-lake action? Yosemite awaits. Read »

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happening Right This Second: Big Waterfalls

Happening Right This Second: Big Waterfalls

Yosemite's H20 scene is in full spectacular bloom. Read »

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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.