Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fountains to Baseball: Instagram's Top 2013 Spots

Fountains to Baseball: Instagram's Top 2013 Spots

The Bellagio Fountains made the list. What other nearby destinations are on it? Read »

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Eats: Chef Classes and Beer Pairings

Vegas Eats: Chef Classes and Beer Pairings

You're going to Sin City to sup, you say? You can make your supper, too. Read »

Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Bellagio Welcomes the Year of the Snake

The Bellagio Welcomes the Year of the Snake

The Vegas hotel's conservatory has a marvelous serpent centerpiece. Read »

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Are they planting vines on The Strip? Well. Sort of? Read »

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Dragon in the Garden

The Dragon in the Garden

It's Chinese New Year at the Bellagio's Garden Conservatory. A new feature? Live entertainment. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweethearts of the Strip

Sweethearts of the Strip

Not chapeling it? There are still lovey, Las-y haps. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Sale: Vegas Uncork'd Tickets

On Sale: Vegas Uncork'd Tickets

The starry, Bon Appétit-backed foodie fair happens over Mother's Day Weekend. Read »

Saturday, Dec 4, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bellagio's Winter Wonderland

Bellagio's Winter Wonderland

The flowery Conservatory gets festive once again. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

LA and Vegas Make a Movie Hotel List

LA and Vegas Make a Movie Hotel List

We can't resist a movie hotel top ten. Here's one from LetItFlow.com. 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.