Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Detective Dogs: Bodie Spotlights Canine Forensics Team

Detective Dogs: Bodie Spotlights Canine Forensics Team

The pups have helped find centuries-old gravesites around the ghost town. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Spend the middle of September visiting Bodie, Aurora, and Masonic. Read »

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Friends of Bodie Day

Friends of Bodie Day

Sweet on the state park? Don your cowboy hat and go ghost town. Read »

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Chance: See Bodie Ghost Town by Night

Rare Chance: See Bodie Ghost Town by Night

Experience sunset and star-twinkle as the Mono County gem keeps evening hours for three nights only. Read »

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Ghostiest Towns

California's Ghostiest Towns

Silver City, Bodie, Calico: Where do you go for history and atmosphere? Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Photographing Bodie

Photographing Bodie

Shutterbugs get occasional early entry to the gold-mining town. 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.