Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear Autumn Deals

Big Bear Autumn Deals

The leaves'll be changing up the hill soon; want to score a stay-over discount? Read »

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear's Old Miners Days

Big Bear's Old Miners Days

They're partying for several days up the mountain. One highlight? Outhouse races. Read »

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cycle and Cinema

Cycle and Cinema

The Lake Arrowhead Film Festival is set to roll. And, next door, over in Big Bear? The AMGEN Tour of California pedals through. Read »

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear Deal for Amgen Fans

Big Bear Deal for Amgen Fans

Cycle fans ready to see Amgen roll into Big Bear have a sweet package in store. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Moonridge Animal Park Photo Day

Moonridge Animal Park Photo Day

Snap away for a chance to get into the Big Bear park's next calendar. Read »

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

Big Bear's Own Animal-Fun "Boo"

Big Bear's Own Animal-Fun

The beasties up the mountain are prepping for Halloween. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

Choose from 110 films, and then watch 'em among the pines. 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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