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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at 9:59 AM

Literary Lark: Riverside Dickens Festival

Literary Lark: Riverside Dickens Festival

Bustles, top hats, and other sartorial touches'll reign at the annual lit-and-more merriment. Read »

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 9:25 PM

Hollywood Roosevelt: Awards Season Packages

Hollywood Roosevelt: Awards Season Packages

Attend an Oscar-viewing party in the very spot where the ceremony was first held. Read »

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 9:24 PM

Catalina Express: Two-for-One Birthday Deal

Catalina Express: Two-for-One Birthday Deal

Savor a (birth)day out on an island with your best bud (for less). Read »

Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Desert Spring Show: Almost Flower Time

Desert Spring Show: Almost Flower Time

The moment has arrived to ponder your overnight arrangements. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 7:17 PM

Snowy Outing at Lassen Volcanic

Snowy Outing at Lassen Volcanic

Join a park ranger for a snowshoe tromp through the gorgeous, peak-pretty landscape. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 7:57 AM

Peking Acrobats in Long Beach

Peking Acrobats in Long Beach

Thrill to athletic skills and graceful movements, at the Carpenter Center. Read »

Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at 1:24 PM

Cali4nia Pass Free (After Four Lessons)

Cali4nia Pass Free (After Four Lessons)

Brush up on your slope-swift moves and score a way to ski more. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 4:13 PM

Newport Dunes: Winter Q & Expo

Newport Dunes: Winter Q & Expo

Watch 50 grill-awesome teams cook up their best barbecue at the ocean-close destination. Read »

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 9:10 PM

Sea Lion Anniversary: Pier 39 Fun

Sea Lion Anniversary: Pier 39 Fun

Mark the 27th year since the star pinnipeds arrived at the San Francisco attraction. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 10:50 PM

Wine Country Mmm: Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

Wine Country Mmm: Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

Vino is a star, as are a number of foodie favorites around the grape-laden region. 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.