Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Less Car, More Yosemite

Less Car, More Yosemite

A Sierra-based shuttle begins its daily service. Read »

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bike a National Park by Full Moon

Bike a National Park by Full Moon

Take in Yosemite on two wheels. Your light? Our lunar satellite. Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ride a Yosemite-Close Train by Moonlight

Ride a Yosemite-Close Train by Moonlight

A vintage train sets off after dark. Intrigued? Read »

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Parks Contest: Summer Scrapbook

National Parks Contest: Summer Scrapbook

Share photos or videos of your national park trip and, yep, you might win a new adventure. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Autumn and Wine at the Ahwahnee

Autumn and Wine at the Ahwahnee

Star vintners and enthusiastic oenophiles gather for a fall tradition. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Group Hike, Glacier Point, Glorious Views

Group Hike, Glacier Point, Glorious Views

Get to know the national park alongside other adventurers. Read »

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Moonbow Magic Over Yosemite Falls

Moonbow Magic Over Yosemite Falls

One is due on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Curious? Read »

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sign of Summer: Tioga Road Opening

A Sign of Summer: Tioga Road Opening

The highway across the Sierra has a tentative opening date. Read »

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Horseback Riding Through Yosemite Backcountry

Horseback Riding Through Yosemite Backcountry

The Yosemite Valley Stable is open for the summer season, Giddy up! 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.