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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 9:30 PM

The London West Hollywood: New Family Program

The London West Hollywood: New Family Program

A kid-sweet arrival gift and more delightful details are part of the package. Read »

Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Mammoth Mountain: Ski, Bike & Golf in a Day

Mammoth Mountain: Ski, Bike & Golf in a Day

Can you do all three in a day? Find out, over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Read »

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 9:54 PM

Summer's Juiciest Gift: Sacratomato Week

Summer's Juiciest Gift: Sacratomato Week

The sauce-ready, sandwich-ready, salad-amazing fruit is the honored star at a capital city eat-around. Read »

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Garden Court Hotel: Take the Lift Home Deal

Garden Court Hotel: Take the Lift Home Deal

Spend a Friday through Sunday night at the Palo Alto stay-over spot and save. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 5:07 PM

Monterey Pop: Morrison Hotel Gallery Exhibit

Monterey Pop: Morrison Hotel Gallery Exhibit

Calling upon the 50th anniversary concert? Check out stellar snapshots from 1967. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 9:19 PM

New: Locally Focused Hotel Book Programs

New: Locally Focused Hotel Book Programs

Find a book that reflects the lit character of the area at The Inn Above Tide in Sausalito and The Laurel Inn in Presidio Heights. Read »

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 9:02 AM

Wellness Retreat: Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles

Wellness Retreat: Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles

Practice those yoga poses steps from the pool at the Global Wellness Day gathering. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 at 11:02 AM

The Rosy Oyster: Hollywood Roosevelt New

The Rosy Oyster: Hollywood Roosevelt New

Hankering for some swanky bivalve tastiness? There's a fresh spot in Tinseltown for just that. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 at 6:20 PM

Four Seasons Westlake Village: Global Wellness Day

Four Seasons Westlake Village: Global Wellness Day

Join a Sunrise Cycle group or a Morning Mindfulness session, at the luxe resort. Read »

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 5:25 AM

Santa Ynez Wine Tasting: The Summer Pass

Santa Ynez Wine Tasting: The Summer Pass

What date should you go? That's up to you, as long as your vino-riffic outing happens before the last day of August. 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.