Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SLS Hotel Christmas Package

SLS Hotel Christmas Package

A nearby getaway turns up the noël. Read »

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

Film Meets Four Seasons

Film Meets Four Seasons

The ArcLight has announced a Four Seasons-sweet contest for a new hotel-y film soon to open. Read »

Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

NYE on the QM

NYE on the QM

There are several styles of music playing. Then, the seen-from-the-ship fireworks. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 1, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swanky Holiday Supper Club Time

Swanky Holiday Supper Club Time

The Peninsula has piano, libations, and oodles of classy class. Read »

Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

How You Roll Contest

How You Roll Contest

Put together your perfect sushi bite for a possible night at Loews Santa Monica. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Eat, Drink, & Be Scary!

Eat, Drink, & Be Scary!

Aperol and apparitions reign at the Culver Hotel. Read »

Monday, Oct 25, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Peninsula Girls Getaway

The Peninsula Girls Getaway

The special deal includes two $100 gift cards for the Tory Burch shops. Read »

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spooky Shout-Out for Suite 229

Spooky Shout-Out for Suite 229

Urban Daddy puts our own Roosevelt Hotel on a national haunted hotel round-up. Read »

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

Scratch Lessons and Surf Cool

Scratch Lessons and Surf Cool

Learn to be a DJ while staying at Venice's own Hotel Erwin. Read »

Friday, Sep 17, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swim with the (Movie) Sharks

Swim with the (Movie) Sharks

The Los Angeles Athletic Club is pairing workouts and big-screen favorites. 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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