Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paw-parrazi Contest at Kimpton Hotels

Paw-parrazi Contest at Kimpton Hotels

Whiskers! Whiskers. Look over here. Look over here. Just. Sit. Good kitty. Read »

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Chocolate Lovers Day

Chocolate Lovers Day

The sweetness will not be over after Feb. 14. Read »

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

Kimpton's Robe-mantic Retreat

Kimpton's Robe-mantic Retreat

The hotel chain's Robemance Packages sends you home with -- well -- you guessed it. Read »

Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Palomar Gets a Retail Therapist

The Palomar Gets a Retail Therapist

There's someone on staff who can help guests shop like locals. Read »

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

Wine, Unwinding, and Wii

Wine, Unwinding, and Wii

Kimpton Hotels is combining two words that begin with "w" in a very wintry way. Read »

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

Kimpton's Wintertime "Secret Word" Debuts

Kimpton's Wintertime

Say a wintry word upon check-in, get a sweet perkity-perk. Read »

Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Meeting Your Holiday "Obli-cation"

Meeting Your Holiday

Kimpton Hotels is de-stressing your holiday visit with a discount. And cocktails. Read »

Sunday, Oct 3, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kimpton Hotels' Crush Contest

Kimpton Hotels' Crush Contest

The boutique hotel chain has a new LGBT page, and to celebrate, a cool contest. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cali Canine Hotels Make Top List

Cali Canine Hotels Make Top List

Find out which hotels Travel & Leisure think are the doggliest of all. 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.