Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Oct 22, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dress Rat Pack at a Vintage Vegas Bash

Dress Rat Pack at a Vintage Vegas Bash

The new Neon Museum in Las Vegas opens with a '60s-era to-do. Read »

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Are they planting vines on The Strip? Well. Sort of? Read »

Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Las Vegas Neon Museum

Las Vegas Neon Museum

The glittery lights of yesteryear will shine again this fall. Read »

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rubik's Cube U.S. Nationals

Rubik's Cube U.S. Nationals

Blindfolded? One-handed? The best of the best meet in Las Vegas. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swanky Sin City Swimming

Swanky Sin City Swimming

Looking for hot pools with excellent extras? Read on. Read »

Saturday, Jun 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City Summer Escape Packages

Sin City Summer Escape Packages

Headed for Las Vegas? Five Strip hotels are getting their discounts on for the sweltering season. Read »

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 15th, Viva Las Vegas

Happy 15th, Viva Las Vegas

Hair corsage? Check. Polka dot bikini? Got it. Smokin' hot red guitar? Already in the T-Bird's trunk. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Halloween: Las Vegas Style

Halloween: Las Vegas Style

Halloween on a Monday? Get out of town and head to the desert. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Viva Las Vegas (Neon)

Viva Las Vegas (Neon)

Board the bus and make for Nevada to support MONA (and to enjoy some vintage signs, too). Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Hot Vegas Deals

Need a break from the daily grind? Escape to The Strip. See Full Gallery »

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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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