Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snow in the Sierra

Snow in the Sierra

Haven't had your fill of fall yet? It's wrapping in some parts of the state. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth's Snow Guarantee

Mammoth's Snow Guarantee

If the base isn't growing fast enough, you win. Read »

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Merry Fishmas

Merry Fishmas

It's nearly that time of year again in the gorgeous Eastern Sierra. Read »

Monday, Apr 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth for Memorial Day

Mammoth for Memorial Day

Ever skied in the summer season? You can this year. Read »

Friday, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Parent Tag Team Deal

The Parent Tag Team Deal

You and your partner both like to ski but there's a young one to care for, too. Mammoth has a suggestion for you. Read »

Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Leap Year Babies Get Free Mammoth Stay

Leap Year Babies Get Free Mammoth Stay

Born on Feb. 29? Love your snow? Get up the mountain for a sweet deal. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth's Free Friday

Mammoth's Free Friday

Been itching to get up the mountain? Why not get your lift ticket waived? Read »

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

Happy Early October, Mammoth

Happy Early October, Mammoth

The big mountain is getting a big snow. Read »

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Steering Clear of the 405

Steering Clear of the 405

Cool off, and stay out of gridlock, in the mountains. Read »

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Independence Day on the Mountain

Independence Day on the Mountain

You haven't stowed your skis yet, right? 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.