Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fallbrook Hearts the Alligator Pear

Fallbrook Hearts the Alligator Pear

Great guacamole! It's nearly time for the creamy celebration. Read »

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Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Art Meets Autumn: Golden State Scarecrows

Art Meets Autumn: Golden State Scarecrows

A trio of towns around the state put out their most creative fall figures. Read »

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Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fallbrook's Creamiest Festival

Fallbrook's Creamiest Festival

Guacamole people, your favorite eat-bash of the year is nearly here. Read »

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Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fallbrook's Avocado Festival

Fallbrook's Avocado Festival

What to eat after all those chocolate eggs are stowed? Why guacamole, of course. Read »

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Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

25th Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival

25th Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Yep, there's a guacamole contest, but the pitly party has a lot more going on, too. 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.