Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cars Land Gets the Disney Holiday Treatment

Sleep Beauty's Castle is sparkling, too, and the Haunted Mansion is still in its... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Disneyland Holidays Open with Pomp and Honor

The Disneyland Holidays Open with Pomp and Honor

Gunnery Sgt. and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Derrick Poteat flipped the switch on the theme park's famous lights. Read »

Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland's Holiday Sneak Peek

Disneyland's Holiday Sneak Peek

The lights are already coming out at the park. Opening date for the festivities? November 14. 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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