Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM
|
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
|
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
|
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
|
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
|
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
|
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 »

Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 5:27 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Oktoberfest in Anaheim

Oktoberfest in Anaheim

The Phoenix Club's annual songs-and-steins soiree prepares to kick off. Read »

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 1:07 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Anaheim International Dance Festival

Anaheim International Dance Festival

Aspiring dancers and dance on film get feted at this weekend-long twirl. Read »

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Chocolate: The Event

Chocolate: The Event

It's a half-day of stars and sweets. Many, many sweets. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Discount Admission to D23

Discount Admission to D23

Special ticket discounts are available to the big Disney fan party, but for a limited time. 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.