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Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Holiday Caroling Cruises with Island Packers

Holiday Caroling Cruises with Island Packers

Warble while on the water near Ventura. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 8:35 PM

Sea-sonal Fun: WINTERFEST in Morro Bay

Sea-sonal Fun: WINTERFEST in Morro Bay

The bliss of the season takes on a briny air in the Central Coast burg. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:25 PM

Westin St. Francis: Castles Made of Sugar

Westin St. Francis: Castles Made of Sugar

A pair of sweet-tooth'd structures will be on view at the historic hotel through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:28 PM

Snow Leopard Fest: Santa Barbara Purrs

Snow Leopard Fest: Santa Barbara Purrs

The beautiful felines are the superstars of the day at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Read »

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 7:52 PM

Seaport Village: Santa's Boat Arrival Ahead

Seaport Village: Santa's Boat Arrival Ahead

It's a sparkly San Diego sight: Mr. Claus arriving by Dragon Boat. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Catalina Express: Free Birthday Rides Ending

Catalina Express: Free Birthday Rides Ending

Is your big day still to come, before 2017 wraps? Best take that complimentary trip to Avalon. Read »

Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 at 10:23 AM

Tram Tree Time: Holiday Above Palm Springs

Tram Tree Time: Holiday Above Palm Springs

Festive choirs and that lit-up, high-elevation tree are just some of the treats that'll be found at the mountain-ascending attraction. Read »

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 at 9:31 AM

WildLights: Living Desert's Glowful Celebration

WildLights: Living Desert's Glowful Celebration

It's the 25th year for the shimmery Palm Desert experience. Read »

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 11:31 AM

La Quinta Resort & Club: Vintage Holiday Package

La Quinta Resort & Club: Vintage Holiday Package

A delightful desert getaway with a holiday cocktail and an ornament to keep, too? You bet. Read »

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 9:39 PM

Relax & Glow at Glen Ivy Hot Springs

Relax & Glow at Glen Ivy Hot Springs

Ready to sit in a pool and clear your mind for an afternoon? 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.