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Mission Inn: Hollywood Glamour Package

Mission Inn: Hollywood Glamour Package

Prepare for "star-like pampering" at the Riverside landmark hotel. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:03 PM

Bodega Bay: Wooden Boat Challenge

Bodega Bay: Wooden Boat Challenge

How fast can a sea-worthy vessel come together? Watch and sea — er, see. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:03 PM

Terranea: Sea Salt Conservatory Celebration

Terranea: Sea Salt Conservatory Celebration

Savor ONEHOPE wine at an unusual resort-based tasting spot, in Rancho Palos Verdes. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 9:13 PM

Tea at Hakone: Spring 2017 Opening

Tea at Hakone: Spring 2017 Opening

The every-third-Sunday ceremony takes place at the Saratoga landmark. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 9:13 PM

Outside Lands: Eager Beaver Passes

Outside Lands: Eager Beaver Passes

Doing that whole day-counting thing? August is on its way, festival fans, and you can get the jump. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Carpinteria Abloom: Field to Vase Dinner

Carpinteria Abloom: Field to Vase Dinner

The on-the-road dinner series will call upon the home of Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Read »

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Omni La Costa: Splash & Stay Package

Omni La Costa: Splash & Stay Package

Pondering some pool time? Go Carlsbad (and don't forget your swimsuit). Read »

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Winchester Mystery House: Share Your Story

Winchester Mystery House: Share Your Story

If you're a fan of the spooky San Jose landmark, and have a tale to tell, you can. Read »

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Morro Bay Favorite: City-Wide Yard Sale

Morro Bay Favorite: City-Wide Yard Sale

Loads of vintage-cool, need-this-now stuff'll be out around the water-close village. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Wowza: Pacific Grove's Magic Carpet

Wowza: Pacific Grove's Magic Carpet

The incredibly colorful flowers get to bursting around the start of April. 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.