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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 10:23 AM

CAKE Expo: Del Mar Delights

CAKE Expo: Del Mar Delights

The just-before-Halloween treat to-do will cover all things baking. Read »

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:26 PM

Rock On: Morro Bay Harbor Festival

Rock On: Morro Bay Harbor Festival

It's a quintessential ocean-close gathering, with learning, libations, and more. Read »

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:55 AM

ArtWalk Ventura: Breezy Goodness

ArtWalk Ventura: Breezy Goodness

The pay-nothing self-guided walk-around is nearly a quarter century along. Read »

Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Opening: Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

Opening: Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

The Irvine agricultural icon'll start lining up the gourds near the end of September. Read »

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Bright Bites: Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

Bright Bites: Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

The flavors are splashy, the wine is full-bodied, and the chefs shall be out in demo-delightful force. Read »

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Ocean-Close Yoga at Terranea Resort

Ocean-Close Yoga at Terranea Resort

Savor a sun salutation while overlooking the Pacific. Read »

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

The Orange County destination is stirring up some spooky treats for guests. Read »

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:02 AM

Bagpipes in the Air: Seaside Highland Games

Bagpipes in the Air: Seaside Highland Games

Cheer for the tossing of the caber and several more traditional, kilt-cool to-dos in Ventura. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 8:02 PM

History on Parade: Los Alamos Old Days

History on Parade: Los Alamos Old Days

Trot for the western-spirited town for this long-running community hoedown. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 4:38 AM

Carmel-by-the-Sea Charm: Pumpkin Roll

Carmel-by-the-Sea Charm: Pumpkin Roll

How fast does a gourd tumble down Ocean Avenue? Find out. 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.