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Ghosts of April: Silver City Night Walks Open

Ghosts of April: Silver City Night Walks Open

Are there creepy vibes afoot in this Kern County town? Read »

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 3:13 PM

#Instameet: National Park Fans to Meet Up

#Instameet: National Park Fans to Meet Up

Lovers of the outdoors will say hello to each other at specific parks. Read »

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Ventura Old-School: Roadshow Revival

Ventura Old-School: Roadshow Revival

The Junetime tribute to Johnny Cash summons the dream machines of yore. Read »

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 12:24 PM

Free Days: National Park Week

Free Days: National Park Week

Volunteer, explore, and just commune with a favorite rock or tree. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 3:52 PM

New: Historic Hotels Launches American Dreams

New: Historic Hotels Launches American Dreams

A fresh super site helps history lovers plan a summertime road trip. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 6:44 PM

Laguna Beach Passport to the Arts

Laguna Beach Passport to the Arts

Sawdust, Art-A-Fair, and Festival of the Arts are part of this solid culture-loving deal. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Classic: Bouquets That Look Like Famous Art

Artists create floral arrangements that pay tribute to paintings and sculptures. See Full Gallery »

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Biking and Hiking Around VenturaCountyWest

Biking and Hiking Around VenturaCountyWest

Cycle around Foster Park or hike among the Channel Islands. Read »

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:43 AM

La Quinta Wheels: New Pedicab Deal

La Quinta Wheels: New Pedicab Deal

The Pedi-Pedi -- a pedicab ride and a pedicure -- is a fresh deal the desert oasis. Read »

Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 8:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Earth Day: Santa Barbara's Big Bash

The celebration of the eco-minded April holiday has deep roots in the city. Join... See Full Gallery »

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.