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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 8:20 AM

Kokanee Salmon Festival at South Lake Tahoe

Kokanee Salmon Festival at South Lake Tahoe

It's a truly fall, and fishtastic, experience at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. Read »

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Big Corn Horse Maze: Just Ahead

Big Corn Horse Maze: Just Ahead

It's a falltime must-do for legions of Southern Californians. Read »

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 9:29 PM

September Soiree: Temecula Valley Crush

September Soiree: Temecula Valley Crush

It's an almost-fall tradition, and it is happening, with cheer and flair, at Wiens Family Cellars. Read »

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Rush Creek New: Wine Tasting Tour

Rush Creek New: Wine Tasting Tour

The Yosemite-close getaway introduces a vino-cool new to-do for fall 2016. Read »

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 at 8:37 AM

Lake Tahoe Tasty: Food & Wine Fest

Lake Tahoe Tasty: Food & Wine Fest

Spend a few hours brushing up, bite by bite, on what lake-close cuisiniers are up to nowadays. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 9:13 PM

Awwws Aplenty: Sea Otter Awareness Week

Awwws Aplenty: Sea Otter Awareness Week

Visit Morro Bay to eye a display, and take part in activities, in September. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Arrr: Seaport Village Landlubbers Day

Arrr: Seaport Village Landlubbers Day

Get a jump on "Talk Like a Pirate Day" at this swashbuckling San Diego scene. Read »

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Hollywood Roosevelt: Movie-Cool Cocktails

Hollywood Roosevelt: Movie-Cool Cocktails

Quaff a "Pearamount Pictures" just steps from the fabled boulevard. Read »

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Big Bear Bevs: Fall Village Wine Walk

Big Bear Bevs: Fall Village Wine Walk

Welcome fall, and savor the weekend, while sipping and strolling on a Saturday evening. Read »

Monday, Sep 5, 2016 at 9:32 PM

Autumn + Autos: Mono County Fall Drives

Autumn + Autos: Mono County Fall Drives

Find drive-nice stretches that include mountains, sky, and changing trees. 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.