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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 9:04 AM

Tasting Trail: Solvang's Plate-Packed Path

Tasting Trail: Solvang's Plate-Packed Path

Seize your mid-March moment to sample from a wide swath of windmill-close favorites. Read »

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Lotusland: Flowery Gem to Re-Open

Lotusland: Flowery Gem to Re-Open

The storied Santa Barbara spread'll welcome visitors in mid-February. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Free: Presidents Day at the National Parks

Free: Presidents Day at the National Parks

Over 100 entrance fee-charging parks will waive admission on Monday, Feb. 20. Read »

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Sequoia Splendor: A Dark Sky Celebration

Sequoia Splendor: A Dark Sky Celebration

Commune with far-off stars and the big trees at the very same time. Read »

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 9:27 PM

Cuddly Cove: Nick's Loves Love Package

Cuddly Cove: Nick's Loves Love Package

Twosomes make for the Tomales Bay getaway for holiday sweetness. Read »

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Mendocino Majestic: The Whales of March

Mendocino Majestic: The Whales of March

Spied a beautiful behemoth this season? There's still time at this multi-weekend party. Read »

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Summer in Spring: BBQ & Beer Fest

Summer in Spring: BBQ & Beer Fest

A caboodle of eat/drink parties dot the state-big calendar. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Sip in SLO: Tasting Pass Program

Sip in SLO: Tasting Pass Program

Study up on a quartet of regional wineries during February and March. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 6:28 PM

South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge

South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge

Dash into the chilly H2O and raise funds for the Special Olympics. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 7:03 AM

American Riviera Wow: Orchid Show

American Riviera Wow: Orchid Show

The historic blossom bash features some of the most fabulous flowers around. 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.