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Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Yosemite Ice Skating: Epic Twirls

Yosemite Ice Skating: Epic Twirls

Show off your skills in a majestic setting beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Read »

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 at 8:48 AM
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Sweet: San Francisco SPCA Holiday Windows

Calling upon Union Square this season? Say hi to the adoptable dogs and cats romping in the windows in front of Macy's.View gallery »

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Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Temecula + Your BFF: Oak Mountain Dog Day

Temecula + Your BFF: Oak Mountain Dog Day

Show at the winery for Wag Your Tail Wednesdays. Read »

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Free: Old Sacramento's Theatre of Lights

Free: Old Sacramento's Theatre of Lights

Watch "A Visit from St. Nicholas" shimmer before your eyes in the historic district. Read »

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 8:09 AM

Hearst Castle: Holiday Twilight Tour

Hearst Castle: Holiday Twilight Tour

Call upon the San Simeon landmark just after Thanksgiving, and closer to Christmas, to see it in its seasonal finery. Read »

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 1:56 PM

WinterWonderGrass Festival: Tickets on Sale

WinterWonderGrass Festival: Tickets on Sale

Awesome sounds and snowy peaks are the hallmarks of this Olympic Valley gathering. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 9:05 PM

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Free Admission for Veterans

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Free Admission for Veterans

The famous aquatic destination shows its gratitude to those who've served. Read »

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Support Napa Valley: Meritage Resort Offer

Support Napa Valley: Meritage Resort Offer

The Napa destination will donate percent of your bill to the Napa Valley Community Foundation. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 at 10:37 PM

Roaring Camp Railroads: Holiday Choo-Choo

Roaring Camp Railroads: Holiday Choo-Choo

Call upon Santa Cruz aboard a twinkly train. (And don't forget your letter to Santa.) Read »

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Vineyards 2 Villages Wine & Food Safari Weekend

Vineyards 2 Villages Wine & Food Safari Weekend

Call upon several Sonoma County wineries and support two important causes. 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.