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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 at 10:29 AM

National Lighthouse Day at Point Cabrillo

National Lighthouse Day at Point Cabrillo

Take a lens tour at the ocean-snug landmark. Read »

Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 at 8:56 AM

Velvety Heavens: Lassen Dark Sky Fest

Velvety Heavens: Lassen Dark Sky Fest

Retreat to one of the low-light-iest corners of the state. Then gaze up. Read »

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:22 PM

Accordion Magic: Cotati Festival

Accordion Magic: Cotati Festival

Be drawn in by the bellows-sweet ballads at the August sound summit. Read »

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Indian Wells Getaway: Sunshine on Sale

Indian Wells Getaway: Sunshine on Sale

Yep, it's warm, very, very warm, but that makes for primo pool time at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Read »

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 7:38 AM

A-peeling: Sacramento Banana Fest

A-peeling: Sacramento Banana Fest

Is it your go-to snack, breakfast, dessert? Go to the capital city in August. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 6:49 AM

Catalina Island: Unlimited Fun Day Pass

Catalina Island: Unlimited Fun Day Pass

Make your way to the magical land, and then hop on a tour, or boat ride, or... Read »

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 7:19 AM

Elvis Amazing: Tribute Artists Go OC

Elvis Amazing: Tribute Artists Go OC

Run a comb through your pompadour and roll your Cadillac for Garden Grove. Read »

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Can-Can Confab: Santa Barbara French Fest

Can-Can Confab: Santa Barbara French Fest

Dance, wine, and dressy poodles bring the "ooh la la" to the American Riviera. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 8:09 AM

Juicy Jamboree: Sacratomato Festival

Juicy Jamboree: Sacratomato Festival

The capital's flavorful week lands at several top restaurants. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 10:10 PM

Happy 50th, Robert Mondavi Winery

Happy 50th, Robert Mondavi Winery

Celebrate with a day of entertainment, buggy rides, and legendary 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.