Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

A pool, the sun, and a cool room for a hundred bucks. Anyone up for a road trip? Read »

Monday, Jan 3, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Umbrellas, Bell Bottoms, and a Hip Hotel

Umbrellas, Bell Bottoms, and a Hip Hotel

The Ace Hotel has a short film contest on. Your entry needs an umbrella and bell bottoms in it. Read »

Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

P.S. Hearts Halloween

P.S. Hearts Halloween

Palm Springs gets the ghouly going early on Thursday, Oct. 28. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Midnight Swim on Halloween

Midnight Swim on Halloween

The Ace Hotel is DJing, costuming, raffling, grooving, and jumping in the pool at the end of the night. Read »

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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.
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