Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Buccaneer Days at Two Harbors

Buccaneer Days at Two Harbors

Pirates set sail for a long-running Catalina Island fest. Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina Water Ski Race

Catalina Water Ski Race

Water ski to Avalon and back? A bunch of people are doing just that. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

British Music Symposium

British Music Symposium

The sounds that made history are discussed on Catalina. Read »

Monday, Jun 4, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Catalina Land and Sea Adventure

New Catalina Land and Sea Adventure

Buffalo? Yes. Waves? Yes. Island-style fun? Big, big yes. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer Starts on Catalina Island

Summer Starts on Catalina Island

It's all about the Flying Fish as a famous ocean burg heads into June. Read »

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina Island Ball

Catalina Island Ball

Love the old-school stylings of the big band era? Hop a boat for Avalon. Read »

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina Film Fest Honors Stan Lee

Catalina Film Fest Honors Stan Lee

Nope, you don't need to wait for Comic-Con to get your Spidey on. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flying Fish Festival

Flying Fish Festival

The befinned Catalina Island celebs prepare to mark their fest's half-decade mark. Read »

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina Express Extends Popular Birthday Deal

Catalina Express Extends Popular Birthday Deal

People loved it and the Catalina Express staffers extended it. Done and done. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Running Across Catalina

Running Across Catalina

The Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon presents hilly challenges and amazing ocean vistas. 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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