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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Santa Barbara Earth Day Weekend: It's Big

Santa Barbara Earth Day Weekend: It's Big

Show your planet-lovely love at a heartfelt American Riviera celebration. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Dana Point Whale Watching: Mother's Day Fun

Dana Point Whale Watching: Mother's Day Fun

Spend the holiday out on the Pacific, looking for blowholes and flukes. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 9:29 PM

Giant Pumpkins on the Horizon

Giant Pumpkins on the Horizon

Have (really) big plans for the fall? Your first stop is right ahead. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Buellton Bash: Spring Grand Tasting

Buellton Bash: Spring Grand Tasting

The "longest running Santa Barbara County wine festival" sparkles in its 35th outing. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 10:28 PM

Yosemite Bike Rentals: Now Open

Yosemite Bike Rentals: Now Open

Spin your pedals in the epic valley this spring. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Rare Chance: Mike Grgich Winemaker Dinner

Rare Chance: Mike Grgich Winemaker Dinner

Spend an evening with a vino legend, in Rancho Mirage. Read »

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:13 PM

The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats

The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats

Make for the Mojave spread that's home to a group of gorgeous goats, pigs, dogs... Read »

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 1:44 PM

Newport Beach Film Festival 2017

Newport Beach Film Festival 2017

Settle in and watch top-notch cinema at "Orange County's largest entertainment event." Read »

Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 at 12:34 PM

San Clemente Micro-Brew Festival

San Clemente Micro-Brew Festival

The lark, hosted by Left Coast Brewing Company, will round up a caboodle of crafty brew experts (and what they like to make). Read »

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 2:13 PM

D23 Expo: Mouse-tastic Details Arriving Now

D23 Expo: Mouse-tastic Details Arriving Now

The Anaheim-based, everything-Disney convention is making big reveals, Mouse mavens. 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.