Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Offbeat San Diego Road Trip

Offbeat San Diego Road Trip

Head south in search of adventure, interesting architecture, and model railroads. Read »

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tour and Learn: Gibbon Conservation Center

Tour and Learn: Gibbon Conservation Center

Join Obscura Society LA for a private tour of the Santa Clarita sanctuary. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Visiting Endangered Cats

Visiting Endangered Cats

Take a field trip to a California spot that tends to some big cats. 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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