Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 9:04 AM

New: Queen Mary Unveils Fresh Shops

New: Queen Mary Unveils Fresh Shops

The Promenade Deck receives "a revitalized collection of boutiques." Read »

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Stay the Night: Big Bear Amgen Deals

Stay the Night: Big Bear Amgen Deals

Headed up the mountain to see the famed bike race? Save at area restaurants and businesses. Read »

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 1:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

'80s Flashback: Mammoth Spring Ski Fashion

Warmer weather slope action at Mammoth Mountain is nothing new, as recently rele... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 4:48 PM

Magic Kingdom Sweepstakes: Disneyland Diamond Days

Magic Kingdom Sweepstakes: Disneyland Diamond Days

The big 60th anniversary is ahead and Mouse-y prizes are afoot. Read »

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 10:41 AM

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 »

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 4:28 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 »

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:06 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 28, 2015 at 7:15 AM

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 »

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.