Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Westerns Rule the Lone Pine Film Festival

Westerns Rule the Lone Pine Film Festival

The Alabama Hills-close town fetes the genre it helped make famous. Read »

Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Film Festival Devoted to Westerns

A Film Festival Devoted to Westerns

The Lone Pine Film Festival spotlights horses, cowpokes, and the spirit of the trail. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lone Pine Film Festival

Lone Pine Film Festival

The Lone Pine Film Festival unfurls where many movies were shot. 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.