Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 10:08 PM

Take It Outside California!

Take It Outside California!

Join a bee-themed to-do, go birding, do some yoga, and enjoy the fresh air. Read »

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:27 AM

Napa Valley: Do It For The Love Benefit

Napa Valley: Do It For The Love Benefit

Michael Franti headlines the fundraising concert/dinner event ahead of BottleRock Napa Valley. Read »

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Vintage Vroom: Historic Race Cars in Fontana

Vintage Vroom: Historic Race Cars in Fontana

Eye dozens of fast cars hailing from 1921 through 1961. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Sailing Woofers Help Home-Needing Pets

Sailing Woofers Help Home-Needing Pets

Does your Malti-Poo have a mermaid's tail costume? Best find it ahead of these fun fundraiser. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Vintage Flair: Dapper Day at Disneyland

Vintage Flair: Dapper Day at Disneyland

Hats, gloves, pinafores, parasols: Revisit the past, fashionably, at the world's most famous theme park. Read »

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 10:29 PM

State Parks Love: Park Champions

State Parks Love: Park Champions

Give a favorite park some TLC. Read »

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 1:46 PM

LBC Folk Revival Fest Announces Bands

LBC Folk Revival Fest Announces Bands

What are you doing on the last Saturday of summer? Read »

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 8:41 AM

Goodland Hotel: Lobby Record Store

Goodland Hotel: Lobby Record Store

A new sound spot treats guests to fresh vibes and buyable vinyl. Read »

Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 at 8:02 AM

Help a Horse Day at Red Bucket Rescue

Help a Horse Day at Red Bucket Rescue

The ASPCA event brings attention to rescues, sanctuaries, and "the plight of horses." Read »

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 9:36 PM

Cowboy Fest: Poetry, Songs, and Ten-Gallons

Cowboy Fest: Poetry, Songs, and Ten-Gallons

Saddle up and ride for Old Town Newhall. Read »

About
A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive 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.

LA GETAWAY

People the world over book their vacations in Los Angeles. You can, too.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visiting Shamu at Sea World.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

Authors
ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.