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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 8:53 PM

Pumpkin Cute: Bernese Mountain Dog Day

Pumpkin Cute: Bernese Mountain Dog Day

The romp-sweet Fidos'll play at Farmer John's in Half Moon Bay. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Re-Opening: Living Desert Hiking Trails

Re-Opening: Living Desert Hiking Trails

Take a peaceful stroll near the Palm Desert animal park. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 6:11 PM

Dreams of Snow: Tram Contest Ahead

Dreams of Snow: Tram Contest Ahead

Late September is a roaster, but the Palm Springs attraction wants you to think winter. Read »

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 »

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 12:22 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 »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 2:16 PM

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 »

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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.