Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Egg Hunting on Windsor Lawn

Egg Hunting on Windsor Lawn

The holiday tradition is particularly scenic at Hotel del Coronado. Read »

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Del of a Deal

Del of a Deal

The Hotel del has a special no-room-tax deal starting on April 15. Read »

Saturday, Feb 19, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy Birthday, Hotel del Coronado

Happy Birthday, Hotel del Coronado

The Coronado Island landmark marks its 123rd. Read »

Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 at 6:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Night of Romance at the Del

A Night of Romance at the Del

The Coronado queen has a few treats ready for February sweethearts. Read »

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

Champagne by the Sea

Champagne by the Sea

Greet 2011 in one of California's most spectacular rooms. Read »

Friday, Dec 3, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skating by the Sea Package

Skating by the Sea Package

You'll lace up just steps from the sand. Read »

Monday, Oct 25, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Room with a Boo

A Room with a Boo

The Del has a wine-and-wraith party on, yes; but there's also a deal on your overnight, too. Read »

Friday, Sep 17, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Hotel del Halloween

A Hotel del Halloween

The Coronado landmark is hosting "Hallo-wine & Spirits." Read »

Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Canoodling in Coronado

Canoodling in Coronado

Wanted: Images of sweethearts at this famous beachfront resort. 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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