Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Modernism Week: Tickets Still Available

Modernism Week: Tickets Still Available

Think the swankest soiree in the desert is full, full, full? That's a big nope. Read »

Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free To-Dos: Palm Springs Modernism Week

Free To-Dos: Palm Springs Modernism Week

Yep, lots of the events cost, but there are a few freebies to be had. Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hot Ticket: Modernism Week Bus Tours

Hot Ticket: Modernism Week Bus Tours

Want to lookie-loo at some of the desert's most dramatic homes? Hop on the double-decker. Read »

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Modernism Week: Vintage Travel Trailers

Modernism Week: Vintage Travel Trailers

Dreamed of owning one yourself? Make for Palm Springs in February. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Moby Visits Modernism Week

Moby Visits Modernism Week

The music-maker is set to speak at Modernism Week. Read »

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Mid-century enthusiasts prepare for their desert extravaganza. Read »

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mid-Century Mermaids

Mid-Century Mermaids

A Florida tradition makes for the desert, for one special, below-the-surface performance. Read »

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

Mod PoP Shop Palm Springs

Mod PoP Shop Palm Springs

"Swanky Things" get celebrated during Modernism Week. Read »

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

Palm Springs Modernism Week Opens

Palm Springs Modernism Week Opens

It isn't just about buildings, but building on what the buildings represent. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

If You've Got It, Flaunt It

If You've Got It, Flaunt It

Modernism Week will spotlight the Braniff Collection. Hello, Pucci kapow. Read »

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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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