Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, May 5, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

That Zany Run: Bay to Breakers

That Zany Run: Bay to Breakers

San Francisco's Bay to Breakers trots from water to water, wackily. Read »

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Costumes Ahoy: San Francisco's Lively Bay to Breakers Run

Costumes Ahoy: San Francisco's Lively Bay to Breakers Run

It's strange, it's healthy, it's beloved, it's San Francisco. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bay to Breakers on Approach

Bay to Breakers on Approach

Haven't registered yet for San Francisco's famously outlandish race? It's coming up. Read »

Monday, May 9, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12K

Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12K

Costumes, history, razzmatazz, and running combine in a beloved San Francisco tradition. 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.