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Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Paso Robles New: 'Experience kukkula' Tour

Paso Robles New: 'Experience kukkula' Tour

Head out on a hike with winery co-owner Kevin Jussila and then enjoy a locavore brunch at his house. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Cool Kites at Morro Bay

Cool Kites at Morro Bay

Spend some time looking up near the famous rock over the final weekend in April. Read »

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 9:16 PM

North Lake Tahoe SnowFest!

North Lake Tahoe SnowFest!

Wave at a parade, attend a concert, and enjoy the alpine awesomeness. Read »

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 11:27 AM

Tater Tots and Beer Festival

Tater Tots and Beer Festival

Traveling to-do: Sip a myriad of craft beers while enjoying potato-perfect bites. Read »

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 11:41 AM

Beloved Cypress: A Lotusland Farewell

Beloved Cypress: A Lotusland Farewell

The Santa Barbara garden must say goodbye to a longtime friend. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 2:43 PM

The Luffa Farm: Free Tour

The Luffa Farm: Free Tour

Curious how the shower scrubbers grow? Stop by during your next Central Coast ramble. Read »

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Wrapping Up: That Monarch Moment

Wrapping Up: That Monarch Moment

Don't dally: The winged wonders will soon flutter away (at least for now). Read »

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 9:27 PM

Milliken Creek Valentine's

Milliken Creek Valentine's

Duos find deals/delight at Napa getaway. Read »

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Horsetail Photography: Yosemite Course

Horsetail Photography: Yosemite Course

Burnish your skills, then snap the spectacular seasonal sight, in the national park. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 6:29 PM

New: Mission Inn Valentine's Lights

New: Mission Inn Valentine's Lights

A pink, white, and red glow will adorn the Riverside hotel during Festa Dell' Amore. 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.