Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Elvis Festival

OC Elvis Festival

One of SoCal's biggest King-themed events prepares to take the stage in Costa Mesa. Read »

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Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bargain Costa Mesa

Bargain Costa Mesa

Heading for the OC Fair? Want to find free stuff nearby? Read »

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Saturday, Jul 7, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Fair Headliners

OC Fair Headliners

The Costa Mesa party is known for drawing some major names. Read »

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Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Woodstock Weekend

Woodstock Weekend

The OC Marketplace celebrates a festival that changed festivals forever. Read »

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Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yep. It's Deep-Fried Kool-Aid

Yep. It's Deep-Fried Kool-Aid

The unusual treat is one of the many offbeat foods at the 2011 OC Fair. 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.