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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:39 PM

Phantom Evening: Silver City Ghost Town

Phantom Evening: Silver City Ghost Town

The atmospheric Kern County attraction seeks spirits on a springtime night. Read »

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 9:53 PM

Queen Mary Fourth of July: Tickets on Sale

Queen Mary Fourth of July: Tickets on Sale

Over-the-water fireworks are a shimmery staple of this festive, on-the-boat bash. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:01 PM

Big Sur Escape: Post Ranch Inn Reopens

Big Sur Escape: Post Ranch Inn Reopens

The luxe getaway isn't yet accessible by car, but there's another way into the ocean-close hotel. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Dessert Tacos: NoHo New

Dessert Tacos: NoHo New

A summer-ready treat may be found at the recently opened CREAM. Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Underwood Somis: Blueberry Picking Time

Underwood Somis: Blueberry Picking Time

The beloved berry makes its spring-ready Pick Your Own debut. Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Happy 40th, Mojave Maxine

Happy 40th, Mojave Maxine

The California desert's springtime prognosticator marks a cakeful milestone. Read »

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Town-Big Yard Sale in Los Alamos

Town-Big Yard Sale in Los Alamos

Spend the first Saturday of May looking for bargains and treasures in the wine country burg. Read »

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 7:38 AM

Pond Skim: Mammoth Spring Fling

Pond Skim: Mammoth Spring Fling

Costumed boarders'll ski from snow straight onto water at this rite of April. Read »

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:58 AM

Monterey Beer Fest's Summer of Love

Monterey Beer Fest's Summer of Love

Tunes 'n vibes'll hearken back to those fabled days of 1967. Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Fishmas in Mono and Inyo Counties

Fishmas in Mono and Inyo Counties

A fresh Fishing Map will detail "top fishing destinations" around the water-fun area. 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.
Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

LA GETAWAY

People the world over book their vacations in Los Angeles. You can, too.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visiting Shamu at Sea World.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

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.