Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 1:40 PM

Juicy Times: Anaheim Citrusfest

Juicy Times: Anaheim Citrusfest

Delish doings await, on the final day of April, in the Anaheim Packing District. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Dinner at the Millennium Barn

Dinner at the Millennium Barn

A fresh dining experience will open at one of the best-known buildings of the OC Fair. Read »

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Colossal (and Cute) OC Pet Expo

Colossal (and Cute) OC Pet Expo

Love your lizard? Dig your dog? Coo over your kitten? Your convention is just ahead. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 1:17 PM

Avocado Fest: Fallbrook's Creamy Dream

Avocado Fest: Fallbrook's Creamy Dream

How do you take your pit-tastic fave? In all the ways? Read »

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 at 7:09 AM

New Location: Sunset Celebration Weekend

New Location: Sunset Celebration Weekend

Explore wine, food, gardening, and Western living at the publication's wine country outpost. Read »

Friday, Apr 8, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Hasta, Winter: Bear Mountain Says Adieu

Hasta, Winter: Bear Mountain Says Adieu

Crave one last run? The time is nigh. Really, really nigh. Read »

Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 at 8:46 AM

Mountain Mmm: Taste of Julian

Mountain Mmm: Taste of Julian

Go beyond the apple, and the pie, for a culinary look at the beloved village. Read »

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Ojai Icon: It's Pixie Month

Ojai Icon: It's Pixie Month

The fruit-fabulous favorite inspires deals around the art-fun town. Read »

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Nature by Night: Dark Sky Week

Nature by Night: Dark Sky Week

Take a moment to gaze up, after sundown, in wonder. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 9:15 PM

Two Harbors Getaway: Shipwreck Weekend

Two Harbors Getaway: Shipwreck Weekend

Make for the island, revelers, for this yearly hullabaloo. 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.