Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 3:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Jolla Wow: Undulating Anchovy School

La Jolla Wow: Undulating Anchovy School

Onlookers gathered at Scripps Pier to watch the wee fishes flow and contract. Read »

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 11:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Posh Wheels: La Jolla Concours D'Elegance

Posh Wheels: La Jolla Concours D'Elegance

The finest fenders'll park for a weekend-long party at The Cove. Read »

Saturday, Jun 29, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Treasure: The Torrey Pine

California Treasure: The Torrey Pine

Hiked the Torrey Pine State Reserve yet? It's a beaut. Read »

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival

It's the first of its kind in North America. On screen? Clothes. Lots of 'em. Read »

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Jolla Festival of the Arts

La Jolla Festival of the Arts

Some 200 artists will be displaying at the 25th outing of this venerable fine arts show. Plus, the meal as art. Read »

Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Jolla Motor Car Classic

La Jolla Motor Car Classic

Vintage beauties pull into parking spaces near the surf. Read »

Thursday, Mar 17, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

La Valencia's Wine Series Opens

La Valencia's Wine Series Opens

The Pink Lady is lining up the glasses for all sorts of libations. And chocolate, too. Read »

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Picnic in the Park Package

Picnic in the Park Package

Snack on good stuff at La Jolla Cove. Then, retreat to the Pink Lady. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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By Becky Stickney

The "Other" La Jolla

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THE JEWEL: Anyone can take I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive, take a right on Prospect and follow Coast Boulevard to the La Jolla Cove. That's great if you want to snorkle or take in the views w... 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.