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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Omni La Costa: Stay Like a President

Omni La Costa: Stay Like a President

Get 20.16% off a luxury suite on select election-themed nights. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 1:46 PM

A Nice Julian Stay (and Apple Pie, Too)

A Nice Julian Stay (and Apple Pie, Too)

Want a classic local dessert with your night at the inn? Read »

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 9:47 PM

Yosemite Skiing: Season Pass Deal

Yosemite Skiing: Season Pass Deal

Dreaming of wintertime getaways? Celebrate the NPS centennial and score a sweet discount. Read »

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Mountain Merry: Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Mountain Merry: Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Steins, songs, and supping deliciousness await autumntime revelers. Read »

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 at 2:28 PM

Lompoc Lark: Mural in a Weekend

Lompoc Lark: Mural in a Weekend

Join in as a master artists paints a large-scale work in one of California's most mural-y towns. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 9:06 AM

The Return of Madonna Inn Pink Chocolate

The Return of Madonna Inn Pink Chocolate

The roadside charmer's famous foodstuff took the summer off, but vacation time is over. Read »

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 4:12 PM

Hops Hangout: OC Fest of Ales

Hops Hangout: OC Fest of Ales

Enjoy foods paired with foams from 35+ brewhouses. Read »

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 11:48 AM

National Dog Day: Living Desert Adopt an Animal

National Dog Day: Living Desert Adopt an Animal

Show your canine affections by lending support to the Palm Desert animal preserve. Read »

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 9:09 PM

Oktoberfest at the Madonna Inn

Oktoberfest at the Madonna Inn

Oompahs, a memorable setting, and regional brew lend the first of October flavor. Read »

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 9:09 PM

Big Bear Autumn: Flashlight Safaris

Big Bear Autumn: Flashlight Safaris

Explore the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, and meet some nocturnal critters, every Friday and Saturday in October. Read »

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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.
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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.