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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 at 11:49 AM

The Living Desert: Early Hours Start

The Living Desert: Early Hours Start

Arrive at the Palm Desert-based animal park at 8 a.m. for a peek at the a Read »

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:48 PM

Bracebridge Dinner: Get Your Ticket Now

Bracebridge Dinner: Get Your Ticket Now

Ye olde Yosemite fun: Join the medieval merriment this December. Read »

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10:27 PM

Tustin Tradition: Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

Tustin Tradition: Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

A happy 33rd anniversary to a spicy showdown. Read »

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:26 PM

Piquant in Paso: Olive Festival

Piquant in Paso: Olive Festival

Two June-nice days, so many oils to try. Read »

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:26 PM

Cape Rey Carlsbad: Summer Adventures

Cape Rey Carlsbad: Summer Adventures

LEGOland deals, special seasonal sips, and other light-of-heart doings are on the hotel's calendar. Read »

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 3:11 PM

Desert Sublime: Korakia Pensione

Desert Sublime: Korakia Pensione

The "hidden Mediterranean Oasis in the heart of Palm Springs" is offering a number of specials. Read »

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:15 AM

Opening: Crystal Cave at Sequoia National Park

Opening: Crystal Cave at Sequoia National Park

The weather has warmed up and a seasonal wonder is ready for its annual hello. Read »

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:12 PM

Turtle Awareness Day at Santa Barbara Zoo

Turtle Awareness Day at Santa Barbara Zoo

Continue to observe World Turtle Day via a caboodle of cute and conservation-minded activities. Read »

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8:10 AM

Animals for Armed Forces Weekend

Animals for Armed Forces Weekend

"Approved military families" will see their adoption fees waived over Memorial Day Weekend, at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Read »

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:52 PM

Happy 40th, Ojai Art in the Park

Happy 40th, Ojai Art in the Park

The creative community starts the summer with a grand, look-around, buy-something-beautiful bash. 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.