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Our daily look at nearby getaways
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Happy 15th, The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Happy 15th, The Lodge at Torrey Pines

A luxe package and a special tasting menu are two of the treats on the La Jolla hotel's anniversary calendar. Read »

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:45 AM

Pawsport Napa Valley: Fidos + Vinos

Pawsport Napa Valley: Fidos + Vinos

Invite your pup (or tell him you'll see him later) for a fundraising wine to-do in wine country. Read »

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Choose from more than 100 desert-cool eateries and find a toothsome deal. Read »

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:43 AM

AvoMargFest: Morro Bay Fiesta

AvoMargFest: Morro Bay Fiesta

Find your guac-perfect dish, and lime-loveliest sip on the Saturday after Labor Day. Read »

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:30 AM

Monterey Baconfest: Summer Sizzle

Monterey Baconfest: Summer Sizzle

Spend the first Saturday of summertime at this savory, salty shindig. Read »

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:56 AM

Glacier Point Road: Now Open

Glacier Point Road: Now Open

It's one of the classic signs of summer, but take note: It's still wintry up there. Read »

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Mono County: Photo-Perfect Spots

Mono County: Photo-Perfect Spots

Spring has arrived at (most of) the breathtaking Eastern Sierra region. Read »

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8:42 PM

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

A spectacular sky show, a line-up of vino tastings, and The Motels and more are on the stage of this big balloon bash. Read »

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:37 AM

National Trails Day: Find Your Path

National Trails Day: Find Your Path

The American Hiking Society event takes in a deep breath of air, and the view, on the first Saturday in June. Read »

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kinetic Grand Championship: Whimsy Machines

Outlandishly imagined vehicles will roll — and float — in Humboldt County.View gallery »

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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.