Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Los Lobos Join Johnny Cash Tribute

Los Lobos Join Johnny Cash Tribute

The Southern California icons turn it up at the Roadshow Revival. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cars, Vintage Style, and Johnny Cash Love

Cars, Vintage Style, and Johnny Cash Love

Roadshow Revival turns its wheels toward Ventura. Read »

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

All Hail the Queen of Rockabilly

All Hail the Queen of Rockabilly

Wanda Jackson will headline a summertime Ventura festival. Read »

Monday, Mar 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration

Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration

The Johnny Cash Music Festival proved a rollicking festival in '11. It's headed back to Ventura for more cars, guitars, and vintage pin-up style. Read »

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bass, Beverages, and Vines

Bass, Beverages, and Vines

Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker is taking his string-thumping bad-a-tude to a Temecula winery. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Johnny Cash Music Festival

Johnny Cash Music Festival

Roadside Revival is saluting the sounds of Mr. Johnny Cash in Ventura. 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.