Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elvis Honeymoon Weekend

Elvis Honeymoon Weekend

Kingly tunes and a peek at a celebrated Palm Springs abode? It's an annual desert tradition. Read »

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 6:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elvis Tribute Day

Elvis Tribute Day

"All Eras of Elvis" will be celebrated. Yes! Read »

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Hunka Hunka Hollywood

A Hunka Hunka Hollywood

A lot of people in pompadours'll be thank-you-very-muching at the OC Marketplace. Read »

Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elvis Honeymoon Weekend

Elvis Honeymoon Weekend

The desert-cool Elvis Honeymoon Hideout has several rockin' events on. Read »

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

Palm Springs Modernism Week Opens

Palm Springs Modernism Week Opens

It isn't just about buildings, but building on what the buildings represent. Read »

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

Sweethearts of the Strip

Sweethearts of the Strip

Not chapeling it? There are still lovey, Las-y haps. 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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