Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Sep 5, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Doozy of a Do

A Doozy of a Do

Celebrate Culver City's rambunctious past at a Culver Hotel bash. Read »

Friday, Jul 15, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taking the Yellow Brick Road (and Not the 405)

Taking the Yellow Brick Road (and Not the 405)

The "Wizard"-sweet Culver Hotel has a weekend-long deal going. Weeee're off to see the movie landmark... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Eat, Drink, & Be Scary!

Eat, Drink, & Be Scary!

Aperol and apparitions reign at the Culver Hotel. Read »

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

Win a Stay in Marilyn's Suite

Win a Stay in Marilyn's Suite

You've got a chance to stay in the Culver Hotel's Marilyn Monroe Suite, for nada. 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.