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Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 at 7:54 AM

#RedwoodsFriday Launches: Free Day-Use Passes

#RedwoodsFriday Launches: Free Day-Use Passes

It's a limited-time offer spotlighting the Friday after Thanksgiving 2017. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 5:58 PM

Death Valley Encampment: Travel Back with the '49ers

Death Valley Encampment: Travel Back with the '49ers

Journey back, through the decades, to the Gold Rush era, complete with music, stories, and costumes. Read »

Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 at 8:25 AM

Napa Valley Film Festival: Moving Forward

Napa Valley Film Festival: Moving Forward

"Our festival footprint is intact" is the good word from the autumn cinema extravaganza. Read »

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 10:36 PM

Harvest on the Coast: SLO Wine Time

Harvest on the Coast: SLO Wine Time

Bid harvest farewell with celebrations in Pismo Beach and Avila Beach. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM

A Very Solvang Halloween

A Very Solvang Halloween

Will you discover "The Curse of Skull Mountain" at the Solvang Festival Theater? Read »

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 2:55 PM

Mendocino Magic: Festival of Lights

Mendocino Magic: Festival of Lights

Spend a dazzling evening, near the ocean, amid the illuminated splendor of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Read »

Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Safari West: Reopening Dates Announced

Safari West: Reopening Dates Announced

The nearby fires shuttered the famous animal park; now it looks ahead to when guests can return. Read »

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 10:09 PM

Indio Tamale Festival: Delicious December

Indio Tamale Festival: Delicious December

Spend the first weekend of the last month devouring corn-tastic delights galore. Read »

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 6:23 PM

Fuzzy Wonders: Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

Fuzzy Wonders: Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

Learn about the awesome arachnids at this Gold Country hoedown. Read »

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 7:14 PM

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Opens: Snow Hello

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Opens: Snow Hello

Get some quality schussing in before Halloween. 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.