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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 3:01 PM

Announced: Fee-Free 2017 NPS Days

Announced: Fee-Free 2017 NPS Days

Line up your money-saving visits to Death Valley, Yosemite... Read »

Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Condor Release at Redwood National Park

Condor Release at Redwood National Park

The majestic and endangered birds will return to Yurok ancestral territory by the fall of 2019. Read »

Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 at 7:31 AM

WildLights: A Living Desert Tradition

WildLights: A Living Desert Tradition

Take a sparkly stroll at the desert-based destination. Read »

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 6:37 AM

Swanky Bourbons: Copper Lounge

Swanky Bourbons: Copper Lounge

The bar inside the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City offers 44 different variations on the spirit. Read »

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Fungi Face-Off: Big Sur Foragers Festival

Fungi Face-Off: Big Sur Foragers Festival

A flavorful Fungi Face-Off is but one appetite-stoking event on the schedule. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 6:06 PM

Hearst Castle's Holiday Style

Hearst Castle's Holiday Style

The landmark at Enchanted Hill is decked out for the Christmas season. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 9:59 AM

Watery Wonderful: Newport Dunes Lighting

Watery Wonderful: Newport Dunes Lighting

The Pacific-pretty scene is a California classic. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Grass Valley Vibrant: Cornish Christmas

Grass Valley Vibrant: Cornish Christmas

Go Gold Country and stroll about this sweet street fair. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 7:35 AM

Holiday Lights Train at Roaring Camp Railroads

Holiday Lights Train at Roaring Camp Railroads

Warble a few timeless carols through the streets of Santa Cruz. Read »

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 9:52 PM

Plaid Friday Amador

Plaid Friday Amador

If your Thanksgiving getaway involves Gold Country, don your plaid-iest get-up for this special event. 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.