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Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016 at 3:35 PM

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' at 50

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' at 50

Were you a part of the beloved stage show? Give the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa a jingle. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 9:48 PM

Solvang Sweet: Hotel Corque Gingerbread

Solvang Sweet: Hotel Corque Gingerbread

The lobby-lovely tradition dovetails nicely with Julefest. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 10:13 AM

Winchester Mystery House: 'Spirit of Christmas'

Winchester Mystery House: 'Spirit of Christmas'

Eye the spirited San Jose abode in its festive finery. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 12:40 PM

First Day Hikes: New Year's Day Fun

First Day Hikes: New Year's Day Fun

Take a lung-filler of a breath and get moving on the first of January. Read »

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Little River Inn: Crab Fest Getaway

Little River Inn: Crab Fest Getaway

Sign up for one of two crab-themed specials at the Mendo coastal property. Read »

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 10:32 PM

Fess Parker Inn: Romance Package

Fess Parker Inn: Romance Package

Love is in the (wine-wonderful) air of Los Olivos. Read »

Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 at 1:10 PM

SLS Beverly Hills: Holiday Indulgence

SLS Beverly Hills: Holiday Indulgence

Enjoy an overnight plus a peppermint-posh spa treatment. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Desert Sky Show: Geminids and Ursids

Desert Sky Show: Geminids and Ursids

The meteor shower makes its wowza return. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Bright Boats of Channel Islands Harbor

Bright Boats of Channel Islands Harbor

It's a shore-close soiree with plenty of water-reflective lights. Read »

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:00 PM

Wintry Camping in Nevada City

Wintry Camping in Nevada City

The Inn Town Campground welcomes holiday-happy vacationers. 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.