Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Group Hike, Glacier Point, Glorious Views

Group Hike, Glacier Point, Glorious Views

Get to know the national park alongside other adventurers. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ski to Half Dome (Almost)

Ski to Half Dome (Almost)

Take in magnificent views from a pair of cross-country skis. Read »

Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hikers Welcome at the Ski Hut

Hikers Welcome at the Ski Hut

More about strolling than schussing? Make for Glacier Point. 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.