Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jan 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel del: Free Nights and Fresh Rooms

Hotel del: Free Nights and Fresh Rooms

The queen of Coronado has a set of refreshed Victorian rooms and a nice deal afoot. Read »

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sea & Skate Package

Sea & Skate Package

Better don that bikini under that pullover. Read »

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crown Room Thanksgiving

Crown Room Thanksgiving

Dine on turkey beneath the Oz-inspired chandeliers. Read »

Monday, Oct 17, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Ghost of Kate Morgan

The Ghost of Kate Morgan

If you can't make Hotel del Coronado's creepy Halloween soiree, you can enjoy a video about its most famous ghost. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel del's Spooky Contest

Hotel del's Spooky Contest

Want to spend a Halloween weekend night at one of California's most atmospheric inns? Read »

Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel del's Girlfriend Getaway

Hotel del's Girlfriend Getaway

A dining credit, a pair of massages, and two nights at the ocean-close landmark are part of the deal. Read »

Friday, Jul 8, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Live Like a Royal in Coronado

Live Like a Royal in Coronado

Spend two nights at the Hotel del? For free? Some lucky sweepstakes winner will live posh. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Green Honor Goes to the Del

Green Honor Goes to the Del

The Coronado landmark is now the oldest hotel to have received the Bronze certification by Green Seal. Read »

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer Rooms at Winter Prices

Summer Rooms at Winter Prices

The Del's got a lickety-split sale on. The upshot? Peak season discounts. Read »

Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Perfect 10 Photo Contest

Perfect 10 Photo Contest

If you've snapshotted the ultimate perfect 10 moment, you could win two nights at the Del. 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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