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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Butterflies Hover Near Healdsburg

Butterflies Hover Near Healdsburg

A rosy Russian River Valley spot is seeing winged critters among the petals. Read »

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Stroll/Sip/Snack: Nevada City Uncorked

Stroll/Sip/Snack: Nevada City Uncorked

Make for the historic town for an afternoon of local vinos, bites, and easy-breezy looking around. Read »

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 9:48 AM

Creativity + Nature: hitRECord + NPS

Creativity + Nature: hitRECord + NPS

The art-making group is behind a colorful postcard book, hats, and other 100th birthday stuff. Read »

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 at 7:51 AM

Cambria Scarecrow Festival

Cambria Scarecrow Festival

The ocean-pretty town boasts hundreds of fall figures come October. Read »

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 9:46 AM

CowParade Goes SLO

CowParade Goes SLO

"The World's Largest Public Art Event" to swish its tail on the Central Coast. Read »

Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 9:45 PM

Borrego Days: A Desert Festival

Borrego Days: A Desert Festival

The weekend-long lark is on the sculpture-filled, ocotillo-pretty horizon. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Harvest Fest Goes on the Road

Harvest Fest Goes on the Road

The mondo, everything-craft show will visit several West Coast cities. Read »

Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 11:26 AM

The National Heirloom Exposition

The National Heirloom Exposition

Eye the spectacular squashes, hear from experts, try tasty tidbits galore. Read »

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 9:46 PM

Sausalito Art Fest: Labor Day Weekend Tradition

Sausalito Art Fest: Labor Day Weekend Tradition

The 64th annual happening unfurls near the water with loads of paintings, bites, and other lively to-dos in tow. Read »

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Apple Days Are Ahead, Autumnists

Apple Days Are Ahead, Autumnists

Summer's heat is on, but Oak Glen will soon jump into fall's pie-ful pleasures. 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.