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Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 9:33 PM

Oceanside Celebrates Valentine's in a Big, Big Way

Oceanside Celebrates Valentine's in a Big, Big Way

A bike ride, tango demos, and more flowery fun times fill out the calendar. Read »

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 9:34 PM

'Peak' Whaleness Happening Now, in Monterey

'Peak' Whaleness Happening Now, in Monterey

The grey whale migration is in full and fluke-tastic force off the coast. Read »

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Wine, Chocolate, Madera Wine Trail + Valentine's

Wine, Chocolate, Madera Wine Trail + Valentine's

Join the pre-holiday tastings at a host of area wineries. Read »

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 2:34 PM

An Early Bloomer Says Hello at The Flower Fields

An Early Bloomer Says Hello at The Flower Fields

Is this little ranunculus blossom foretelling the fun updates to come the Carlsbad attraction for 2018? Read »

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:31 PM

Mmm Mmm: Chowder Day in Bodega Bay

Mmm Mmm: Chowder Day in Bodega Bay

Hop from eatery to eatery while digging your spoon into some seafood-blissful stews. Read »

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 5:29 PM

Sacramento Museum Day Offers Free or Half-off Entry

Sacramento Museum Day Offers Free or Half-off Entry

Take a deeper look around our museum-plentiful capital on the first Saturday in February. Read »

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 3:21 PM

Mega Traveling Harvest Festival: 2018 Dates Reveal

Mega Traveling Harvest Festival: 2018 Dates Reveal

Are you a fan of fall? Keep your eyes out, and schedule open, for this huge 'n homespun event. Read »

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Sleep with the Crabs at Little River Inn

Sleep with the Crabs at Little River Inn

If you're going Mendo for its January food-stravaganza, consider a package that address your crabbiest longings. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:42 PM

Save Mount Diablo's 2018 Free Public Hike Series

Save Mount Diablo's 2018 Free Public Hike Series

'Discover Diablo' during the year ahead, from the geology to the wildflowers to the critters that call it home. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Shine Like a (Spiny Brittle) Star in 2018

Shine Like a (Spiny Brittle) Star in 2018

Start your year with some starry wallpaper from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 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.