Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Peek Inside Railtown 1897

Rare Peek Inside Railtown 1897

Eye a steam locomotive get the buff-up, in Jamestown. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

The Sierra No. 3 is set to start its season. Read »

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding the Movie Star Locomotive

Riding the Movie Star Locomotive

Sierra No. 3 may not be a household name, but the Gold Country engine is definitely a star. Read »

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

National Hotel's Haunted Halloween Dinner

National Hotel's Haunted Halloween Dinner

A Gold Country inn raises a toast to its resident ghosts. 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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