Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lonely Planet Hearts the Golden State

Lonely Planet Hearts the Golden State

Two California spots get the must-visit-in-2014 love. Read »

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Quirky Perks: Badger Pass Season Pass

Quirky Perks: Badger Pass Season Pass

The Yosemite play place has a few new extras for longtime fans. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Curry Deal: Low Temperature=Your Stay-Over Rate

Curry Deal: Low Temperature=Your Stay-Over Rate

A Yosemite cold-weather tradition is in full, frosty swing. Read »

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 150th, Yosemite Grant

Happy 150th, Yosemite Grant

Fans of one of the earth's most beautiful spots gather to mark the anniversary of the Yosemite Grant. Read »

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Entry Weekend at the National Parks

Free Entry Weekend at the National Parks

Dozens of fee-charging destinations will waive admission in honor of Veterans Day. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Deep Winter Snow Under October Skies

Deep Winter Snow Under October Skies

So you've been longing for the cold, white stuff, huh? Read »

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fall Colors: Where to Leaf-Peep During the Shutdown

Fall Colors: Where to Leaf-Peep During the Shutdown

Where should you go to see the brightest yellows, reds, and golds? Read »

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fine Dining, Snowflakes, and a Famous Lodge

Fine Dining, Snowflakes, and a Famous Lodge

The Ahwahnee Chefs' Holidays gather together over two dozen top toques. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ye Olde Bracebridge Dinners

Ye Olde Bracebridge Dinners

The Yosemite tradition is nigh; best make merry (and make reservations). Read »

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The National Parks Turn 97 (and You Get Free Entry)

The National Parks Turn 97 (and You Get Free Entry)

Find your perfect nature spot and sing a round of Happy Birthday. 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.