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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 »

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.