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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Mammoth: Kids Ski Free Through Season

Mammoth: Kids Ski Free Through Season

The Sierra snow spot will stay open through the Fourth of July, and families with children ages 12 and under can save cash on a slopes-fun day. Read »

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:37 AM

Mother's Day Saturday: Gibbons Breakfast

Mother's Day Saturday: Gibbons Breakfast

Does your mommy love animals with all her heart? Head for Santa Clarita the day ahead of her special day. Read »

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:22 AM

San Diego Botanic Garden: Blue Star Opens

San Diego Botanic Garden: Blue Star Opens

The Encinitas nature spread is waiving admission for military families through Monday, Sept. 4. Read »

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:44 AM

Parker Palm Springs: May + June Deal

Parker Palm Springs: May + June Deal

The music festival season has now wound down, and the chic stay-over spot has a special afoot. Read »

Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:48 PM

Cool Down Up High: Tram Summer Pass

Cool Down Up High: Tram Summer Pass

If toasty days have you dreaming of firs 'n fun, there's a place (and deal) for that. Read »

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Catalina Swanky: Avalon Ball

Catalina Swanky: Avalon Ball

Find your swing-hem gown or dance-ready suit and hop a boat to the fabled island. Read »

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:06 PM

Love for Bodie: Benefit Concert

Love for Bodie: Benefit Concert

The ghost town recently weathered some earthquakes, and a harsh winter, but there are ways to show support. Read »

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:22 AM

Ride for Ronnie: Rockin' Fundraiser

Ride for Ronnie: Rockin' Fundraiser

Support the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund at this early-May fundraiser. Read »

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Badwater Salton Sea: Mega Desert Event

Badwater Salton Sea: Mega Desert Event

Teams of runners'll cover 81 miles, from the low inland sea to Mount Palomar, over 28 intense hours. Read »

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Yosemite: Main Entry Gets a Reopen Date

Yosemite: Main Entry Gets a Reopen Date

Big Oak Flat Road, from the west, will once again be a way in to the national park. 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.