Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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 »

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 »

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 »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sparklers in the Snow

Sparklers in the Snow

A frosty Fourth of July? It could happen at Mammoth. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth's 72-Hour Sale

Mammoth's 72-Hour Sale

Spring's here, so the snow'll be going. Best act fast. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Woolly's Winter Carnival

Woolly's Winter Carnival

Oh yeah. A mammoth on skis, in Mammoth. It all makes sense. Read »

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

Greeting 2011 Up the Mountain

Greeting 2011 Up the Mountain

Mammoth preps to welcome 2011. Ski poles down, glass of bubbly up! Read »

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

Mammoth Opening Day

Mammoth Opening Day

You could be on skis by the weekend. 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.