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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Catalina Express: 35th Anniversary Fun

Catalina Express: 35th Anniversary Fun

Prizes are part of the summery celebration. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Happy 25th, Fairfield Tomato Festival

Happy 25th, Fairfield Tomato Festival

Summer's slipping away, but one of its flavorful stars shines on. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 7:52 AM

Ventura's 'Ocean Air' County Fair

Ventura's 'Ocean Air' County Fair

The Pacific is nearby, and so is midway fun, and rodeo riding, and concerts... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 9:53 PM

Yoga in the Neon Boneyard

Yoga in the Neon Boneyard

Need some unwind time in Las Vegas? Head for the big signs. Read »

Monday, Jul 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club: Off-the-Track Fun

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club: Off-the-Track Fun

A food truck gathering, live music, and more dot the calendar. Read »

Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 at 12:13 PM

Butter It Up: La Habra Corn Festival

Butter It Up: La Habra Corn Festival

Fall is on the wind, and, with it, an on-the-cob favorite. Read »

Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Idyllwild Classic: Jazz in the Pines

Idyllwild Classic: Jazz in the Pines

Take a break from August-warm temps and cool down while listening to fab tunes. Read »

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 8:21 PM

Comic Canines: PAWmicon

Comic Canines: PAWmicon

Be a superhero to a hound or kitty in need. Read »

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Nevada City Glamping Getaway Debuts

Nevada City Glamping Getaway Debuts

Dig the idea of "being away from it all," but not *too* away? Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Water Skiing to Catalina Island

Water Skiing to Catalina Island

It's one of the most unusual and enduring showdowns of summertime. 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.