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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 9:05 AM

WinterWonderGrass: Tahoe String Scene

WinterWonderGrass: Tahoe String Scene

The spring's-starting music festival revels in rootsy, bluegrass-good tunesmithery. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 4:25 PM

The Super Skunk: It's Back in May

The Super Skunk: It's Back in May

The beloved steam engine'll roll again out of Fort Bragg. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Condor Love: Micro Trash Clean-up Days

Condor Love: Micro Trash Clean-up Days

Spend a morning in Big Sur picking up refuse (before the endangered birds potentially deliver it to their nests). Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Wild Valentine's at Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Wild Valentine's at Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Ever wanted to give a homemade valentine to an animal? Here's your tot's sweet chance. Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:04 PM

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Volunteer Now

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Volunteer Now

Do you gush over groupers and clap over clams? Share your oceanic enthusiasms with the public. Read »

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Merry Sierra: Nevada City Mardi Gras

Merry Sierra: Nevada City Mardi Gras

Watch the Broad Street revelries while trying to catch some beads. Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 1:24 PM

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Poster Contest

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Poster Contest

Can you capture the beautiful, bite-delivering bulb in all of its flavorful glory? Read »

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Catalina Island: Chihuly Exhibit to Open

Catalina Island: Chihuly Exhibit to Open

Eye works by the glass-wonderful artist at a multi-month exhibit. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:14 PM

Huge Heart: Valentine's Week in Oceanside

Huge Heart: Valentine's Week in Oceanside

Whale watching, a bike ride, and that ginormous balloon love-up various happenings around the town. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Monterey Bay: Marvel at Whale Majesty

Monterey Bay: Marvel at Whale Majesty

Can't make the end-of-January party? The beloved mammals'll still be around. 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.
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.