Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden State Grub: California Restaurant Month

Golden State Grub: California Restaurant Month

Cities, counties, and spots throughout the whole great state'll be doing the discount dining thing. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Celebrating California Restaurant Month

Celebrating California Restaurant Month

Picture 31 tasty days. Picture several participating cities. Picture yum. Read »

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Duo of Dine-Out Deals

A Duo of Dine-Out Deals

It's nearly Restaurant Week to north and south. Here's what's on the menu. Read »

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

California Restaurant Month

California Restaurant Month

Dining deals are flowering across the state during January 2011. 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.