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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:35 AM

Shark Search: New Dana Point Tour

Shark Search: New Dana Point Tour

Sightings have gone up, and the fin-seeking OCean Adventures Catamaran is heading out on Saturdays. Read »

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Cavallo Point Lodge: Summer of Love

Cavallo Point Lodge: Summer of Love

The historic hotel is helping guests get into the wayback groove of '67. Read »

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Double Eagle Resort: Free Alfresco Yoga

Double Eagle Resort: Free Alfresco Yoga

Commune with the epic peaks as you downward dog at the June Lake getaway. Read »

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:44 AM

Renaissance Indian Wells: Sunny Deals

Renaissance Indian Wells: Sunny Deals

Need a pool, some warmth, and a whole lot of money-saving goodness? It's on. Read »

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:40 AM

Lavender Love: The Purple Golden State

Lavender Love: The Purple Golden State

Ojai, and a number of ranches, will spotlight the fragrant favorite in the weeks ahead. Read »

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 »

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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.