Worth the Drive | A Guide to Nearby Getaways | NBC Southern California
Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:01 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear's Big Snow

Eight inches of fresh powder fell on the first Monday of March. View gallery »

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 5:34 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Marina Openings: Mountain Lakes Greet Spring

Marina Openings: Mountain Lakes Greet Spring

Where are you headed, water buffs? Big Bear Lake or Lake Gregory? Read »

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 10:24 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear Brisk: Polar Plunge

Big Bear Brisk: Polar Plunge

Brrrr: Winter's still on, SoCalers. Read »

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 8:38 AM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear Bash: Torchlight on the Mountain

Big Bear Bash: Torchlight on the Mountain

An end-of-the-year favorite gets sets the snow scene aglow. Read »

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 1:04 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Oktoberfest Up the Mountain

Oktoberfest Up the Mountain

Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead host their annual stein-foamy shindigs. Read »

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear's Beer & Spirits Fest

Big Bear's Beer & Spirits Fest

Oktoberfest is still a ways off, but you can still enjoy foam up the mountain. Read »

Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 2:21 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Mountain Cool: A Big Bear Kind of Summer

Mountain Cool: A Big Bear Kind of Summer

A lake experience that isn't too far off? We'll be right up. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Winter Deals in Big Bear

Winter Deals in Big Bear

$69 a night? That's the starting point for lift and lodging packages. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 2:04 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Skiing at Big Bear Opens

Skiing at Big Bear Opens

Love the crisp weather? Head up the mountain for more of it. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Ski Season Starts

Ski Season Starts

Gotta hit the hills? An opening day is right around the corner. 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.
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.