Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pirouettes by the Pacific

Pirouettes by the Pacific

An especially picturesque ice rink is set to open in Coronado. Read »

Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Famous Hotel, Famous Ghost

Famous Hotel, Famous Ghost

The Hotel del Coronado throws an elegant Halloween soiree. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Loews Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition

Loews Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition

It's a popular event with a big heart. A bonus this year? The Ultimate Champion becomes a poster pup for Loews Hotels. Read »

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel del Coronado on a Stamp

Hotel del Coronado on a Stamp

A new Billy Wilder stamp features a certain Coronado landmark. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Blue Octopus Family Suite

The Blue Octopus Family Suite

A hotel room designed just for kids? It's at the Hotel del Coronado. Read »

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel del: Free Nights and Fresh Rooms

Hotel del: Free Nights and Fresh Rooms

The queen of Coronado has a set of refreshed Victorian rooms and a nice deal afoot. Read »

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sea & Skate Package

Sea & Skate Package

Better don that bikini under that pullover. Read »

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crown Room Thanksgiving

Crown Room Thanksgiving

Dine on turkey beneath the Oz-inspired chandeliers. Read »

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

20 Days, Your Way

20 Days, Your Way

You could win 20 free nights -- yep, 20 -- at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Read »

Monday, Oct 17, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Ghost of Kate Morgan

The Ghost of Kate Morgan

If you can't make Hotel del Coronado's creepy Halloween soiree, you can enjoy a video about its most famous ghost. 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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