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Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Nick's Cove: Santa's Arrival + Toy Drive

Nick's Cove: Santa's Arrival + Toy Drive

Donate a toy at the Tomales Bay destination on Dec. 3 and receive a few nice treats, including $50 off an overnight cottage stay in January 2018. Read »

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM

2018 Host Cities Reveal: Amgen Tour of California

2018 Host Cities Reveal: Amgen Tour of California

Find out the starting point, and the final finish line, for the famed bicycle event. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 8:26 PM

Bat Week: NPS Fêtes the Flying Mammals

Bat Week: NPS Fêtes the Flying Mammals

You've seen them fluttering around California's national and state parks; now here's how you can help our helpful, on-the-wing friends. Read »

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 6:01 PM

Dapper Day: Fashionable Fall Fun at Disneyland

Dapper Day: Fashionable Fall Fun at Disneyland

Sashay through the world's most famous theme park as thousands gather in their vintage-y bests. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Free: Winchester Mystery House Trick-or-Treating

Free: Winchester Mystery House Trick-or-Treating

The new event, created for kids 12 and under, doesn't include admission to the house but does include Halloween treats. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 10:15 PM

Free YARTS to Yosemite: Hop Aboard

Free YARTS to Yosemite: Hop Aboard

The shuttle will waive its fees over Veterans Day Weekend 2017. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:54 AM

Holidays in Yountville: Just Ahead

Holidays in Yountville: Just Ahead

Give some love to Napa Valley while visiting this seasonally sweet must-do. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Yappy Halloween at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Yappy Halloween at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Cocktails and canine costumes are part of this give-back event. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 1:27 PM
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Gorgeous Getaway: Ventana Big Sur Reopens

The Alila Resort's extensive and elegant refresh stayed true to its rustic, ocean-view'd setting.View gallery »

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Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 6:55 AM

National Parks Free Entry: Veterans Day Weekend

National Parks Free Entry: Veterans Day Weekend

Find an historic site or monument related to military history, or visit a nearby park, over the second weekend in November. 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.