Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hikes, Fishing, Drives: Mono County's Unwinterlike Winter

Hikes, Fishing, Drives: Mono County's Unwinterlike Winter

It's usually the spot for skiing, but the weather says otherwise. Read »

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Astounding Tufa of Mono Lake

The Astounding Tufa of Mono Lake

The wonder-filled state preserve is open to visitors. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mountain Gold: June Lake October

Mountain Gold: June Lake October

Call it Foliage Central, or one center, at least, for the Eastern Sierra. Read »

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

June Mountain Set to Reopen

June Mountain Set to Reopen

The Eastern Sierra ski destination has re-thrown open the doors wide. Read »

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth Opens the Whole Mountain

Mammoth Opens the Whole Mountain

The Eastern Sierra ski destination has thrown open the doors wide. Read »

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Merry Fishmas

Merry Fishmas

It's nearly that time of year again in the gorgeous Eastern Sierra. 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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