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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Modernism Week Fall Preview 2016

Modernism Week Fall Preview 2016

The stylish desert bash has tours, talks, more. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:50 PM

'40s-Style Swing Night in Anaheim

'40s-Style Swing Night in Anaheim

Take a lesson, then dance downtown during a lively community event. Read »

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Monterey Merry: Scottish Games & Festival

Monterey Merry: Scottish Games & Festival

Caber tossing, bagpipe tunes, and other kilt-cool to-dos await. Read »

Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 10:25 PM

Bodie or Bust: Friends of Bodie Day

Bodie or Bust: Friends of Bodie Day

Throw on your 1800s-style garb and support the beloved ghost town. Read »

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 7:34 AM

Free Days: National Park Service's 100th Birthday

Free Days: National Park Service's 100th Birthday

The end-of-summer event happens a week ahead of Labor Day. Read »

Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:11 PM

Dark Sky Wonder Among the Sequoias

Dark Sky Wonder Among the Sequoias

Look up and be awed at the Dark Sky Festival. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 7:51 PM

Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Applaud leaps and twirls in a mountain-pretty setting. Read »

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 7:32 AM

Palomar, Julian, and the Universe

Palomar, Julian, and the Universe

Astronomers and sky buffs gather in and around Julian. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 7:51 PM

Top of the Mark: Movies & Wine

Top of the Mark: Movies & Wine

The elegant San Francisco spot is going cinematic for the summer. Read »

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:15 PM

Tequila & Taco Music Festival

Tequila & Taco Music Festival

The 4th annual event takes over a spirited swath of downtown Ventura. 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.