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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival

Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival

Jump-start June in the glorious, walkable, wine-lovely town. Read »

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:27 PM

Pawmicon: Superheroic Fundraiser

Pawmicon: Superheroic Fundraiser

The Saturday-before-Comic-Con tradition loves upon cape-wearing canines in need. Read »

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:18 AM

The Flying Fish of Catalina Island

The Flying Fish of Catalina Island

The season for spying this Avalon-adjacent marvel is straight ahead. Read »

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:51 PM

LEGOLAND New: 'Force Awakens' Display

LEGOLAND New: 'Force Awakens' Display

The new Miniland Model Display's Finalizer is a wowza 16 feet in length. Read »

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:55 AM

Paso Pinot & Paella Festival

Paso Pinot & Paella Festival

It's the 14th annual festivity spotlighting the classic Spanish dish and one of its perfect complementary sips. Read »

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Happy 15th, The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Happy 15th, The Lodge at Torrey Pines

A luxe package and a special tasting menu are two of the treats on the La Jolla hotel's anniversary calendar. Read »

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:45 AM

Pawsport Napa Valley: Fidos + Vinos

Pawsport Napa Valley: Fidos + Vinos

Invite your pup (or tell him you'll see him later) for a fundraising wine to-do in wine country. Read »

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Choose from more than 100 desert-cool eateries and find a toothsome deal. Read »

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:43 AM

AvoMargFest: Morro Bay Fiesta

AvoMargFest: Morro Bay Fiesta

Find your guac-perfect dish, and lime-loveliest sip on the Saturday after Labor Day. Read »

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:30 AM

Monterey Baconfest: Summer Sizzle

Monterey Baconfest: Summer Sizzle

Spend the first Saturday of summertime at this savory, salty shindig. 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.