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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 7:53 PM

June Mountain: Kids Ski for Free

June Mountain: Kids Ski for Free

Have a snow-obsessed tot? They could hit the Sierra slopes, gratis-like. Read »

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Ojai's Orange-Yummy Outings

Ojai's Orange-Yummy Outings

Tour Friend's Ranch and discover the scintillating world of citrus growing. Read »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Riverside County Fair: Summer in Wintertime

Riverside County Fair: Summer in Wintertime

The National Date Festival is also a part of the February party. Read »

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 at 3:09 PM

Cool: Dance Weekend in Monterey

Cool: Dance Weekend in Monterey

Zumba to West Coast Swing: Shake your stuff at this stylish celebration. Read »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 9:52 PM

San Diego Sweet: Girl Scout Cookie Desserts

San Diego Sweet: Girl Scout Cookie Desserts

Thin Mints and other sweet classics'll pop up in interesting dishes around mid-January. Read »

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Desert by Night: 'Park After Dark'

Desert by Night: 'Park After Dark'

Spy nocturnal critters at the every-so-often Living Desert to-do. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Horsetail Fall: Yosemite's February Show

Horsetail Fall: Yosemite's February Show

Be in the valley juuust as the setting sun sets the water "afire" (or magically seems to). Read »

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 1:43 PM

Free Fun: Sacramento Museum Day

Free Fun: Sacramento Museum Day

Enjoy gratis or half-price admission at a caboodle of Capital City institutions. Read »

Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Mojave Maxine: Awaiting a Desert Superstar

Mojave Maxine: Awaiting a Desert Superstar

Students will guess when The Living Desert tortoise will emerge from her burrow. Read »

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Santa Barbara Flavor: Winter Wine Classic

Santa Barbara Flavor: Winter Wine Classic

Prepare for "nearly 100 classic California wines" at this American Riviera soiree. 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.