Worth the Drive | A Guide to Nearby Getaways | NBC Southern California
Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:54 AM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Kids Free October: Amtrak Deal

San Diego Kids Free October: Amtrak Deal

Loads (and loads and loads) of museums'll be free for tots; so how 'bout the ride down? Read »

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 at 3:18 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Weekend: Ride the Train, Save Dough

Santa Barbara Weekend: Ride the Train, Save Dough

Love the rails? Here's a discount you'll dig. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:11 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Amtrak at 40

Amtrak at 40

A special exhibit train will make stops in Sacramento, Oakland, Bakersfield, San Diego, and LA. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweet on Surfliner

Sweet on Surfliner

It's a main way to get to and from Comic-Con. Here's what else you need to know about the LA-SD tracks. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011 at 1:08 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Fresh Eats on the Surfliner

Fresh Eats on the Surfliner

The ocean-close train has a new menu. Read »

Monday, Oct 4, 2010 at 5:55 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

New Viewliner Virtual Tour

New Viewliner Virtual Tour

Thinking of going sleeping car on your next Amtrak ride? Here's a sneak peek. 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.
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.