Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Aug 29, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Get Your Bracebridge Dates

Get Your Bracebridge Dates

The huzzah-iest feast in all the land'll be back for eight holiday dinners. Read »

Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Ahwahnee Reopens

The Ahwahnee Reopens

Yosemite's grand hotel has undergone a lot of sprucing. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bracebridge Opening Date

Bracebridge Opening Date

The velvetiest, most madrigal-laden feast in all of national-park-dom bows. Read »

Monday, Nov 15, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bracebridge Discounts Announced

Bracebridge Discounts Announced

The yuletidey Yosemite feast is just around the holly-bedecked corner. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vintners' Holidays

Vintners' Holidays

Eight wine-tasting sessions. One storied setting. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bracebridge Tickets on Sale

Bracebridge Tickets on Sale

The holidays in Yosemite? Huzzah! 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.