Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Idyllwild Jazz Fest Thanks Firefighters and EMTs

Idyllwild Jazz Fest Thanks Firefighters and EMTs

The mountain-top party is a gratitude-filled go-ahead. Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Supporting the Towns Around San Jacinto

Supporting the Towns Around San Jacinto

One of Idyllwild's biggest annual events is just ahead: Jazz in the Pines. Read »

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Idyllwild's Jazz in the Pines

Idyllwild's Jazz in the Pines

Cooler temps and cooler tunes, enjoyed above Palm Springs. 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.