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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, May 26, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Santa Barbara Car-Free: All Aboard!

Santa Barbara Car-Free: All Aboard!

Catch the train to the American Riviera for deals, discounts, and dazzling days. Read »

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:18 AM

Dapper Day Fall 2017: Book Your Hotel

Dapper Day Fall 2017: Book Your Hotel

The sunny springtime Disneyland outing has wrapped, but autumn'll be here in a jiff. Read »

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 9:32 PM

May Tradition: Jumping Frog Jubilee

May Tradition: Jumping Frog Jubilee

The Calaveras County Maytime tradition has strong ties to the past. Read »

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:03 PM

Lompoc Flower Fields: Sweet Pea Time

Lompoc Flower Fields: Sweet Pea Time

The Santa Barbara County spot is known for its colorful patches of cut-flower petaldom when spring comes to town. Read »

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:51 PM

Puppy Prom: Dressy Fido Fundraiser

Puppy Prom: Dressy Fido Fundraiser

The Helen Woodward Animal Center event will trot for Casa Sol y Mar at the Del Mar Highlands Center. Read »

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 9:32 PM

Capistrano Excitement: Nesting Swallows

Capistrano Excitement: Nesting Swallows

The iconic birds are making a home at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Read »

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:55 PM

Knott's Scary Farm: Hiring Begins

Knott's Scary Farm: Hiring Begins

The seasonal spooky spot is looking for its build team. Read »

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Ocean Adventure: Scuba Show

Ocean Adventure: Scuba Show

Ready to take the dive? Find all your gear and info in Long Beach. Read »

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 9:39 PM

Queen Mary: Swingin' Time with Swing Queen

Queen Mary: Swingin' Time with Swing Queen

Gunhild Carling & Friends will bring the get-up-and-move vibes to the big boat, for one night only. Read »

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 9:44 AM

The Living Desert: Train Day

The Living Desert: Train Day

National Train Day is comin' around the bend, and the animal park will keep the Garden Railroad choo-choo-ing. 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.