Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Enchanted Tiki Room at 50

The Enchanted Tiki Room at 50

A summertime party flowers for a classic Disneyland attraction. Read »

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

We're a few weeks out from the mega pop culture confab. Have your strategy? Read »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Beer Run

OC Beer Run

It's a 5K with a (bottle cap) twist. Read »

Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 6:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Oktoberfest Anaheim

Oktoberfest Anaheim

The Phoenix Club kicks off its grand oompah. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kansas City BarBQ Competition

Kansas City BarBQ Competition

The grillin' style is saucy-sweet and the place is Anaheim. Read »

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Playground in a Day

Playground in a Day

Volunteers constructed a new Anaheim kid destination over just a few hours. Read »

Monday, Mar 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon 2012

WonderCon 2012

Need a taste of pop-culture-y goodness before July? Make for Anaheim. Read »

Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

British Beer Festival

British Beer Festival

Muzeo's Steampunk exhibit spends a jolly Saturday afternoon raising a pint to the foams of the UK. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Steampunk in Anaheim

Steampunk in Anaheim

Pluck, outlandishness, and invention are the order of the day at Muzeo. Read »

Saturday, Oct 1, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fullerton Foams, Huntington Beach Hops

Fullerton Foams, Huntington Beach Hops

Dozens of Orange County restaurants are lined up for Beer Week. 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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