Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

LA County Fair: Get Hitched

LA County Fair: Get Hitched

Dream of getting married near the midway? It might happen. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Star Trek" Day at the Fair: Dress Up, Get in Free

Dress up as Data, or any favorite Trek character, and skip admission. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snacky Sneak Peek: LA Fair Food Giveaway

Snacky Sneak Peek: LA Fair Food Giveaway

Share your memory of the Pomona spectacular for a chance to get picked. Read »

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 at 6:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

U.S.S. Enterprise Lands in Pomona

U.S.S. Enterprise Lands in Pomona

"(T)he world's largest Star Trek exhibit ever" is headed for LA County Fair. Read »

Monday, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

And the New Fair Treat Is...

And the New Fair Treat Is...

A winner has been named in the deep-fried-treat contest. 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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