Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Recycled Holidays" in Morro Bay

Deals and unique finds: Make for the vintage-and-antique-laden burg. Read »

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Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay's Exceptional April

Morro Bay's Exceptional April

A citywide yard sale, a kite festival, and 50th anniversary to-dos? You betcha. Read »

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Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

The Funky and Famous Piers of California

A new book visits those oh-so-dear ocean-snug promenades. Read »

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Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Boat Parades, from Morro Bay to Ventura

Boat Parades, from Morro Bay to Ventura

Schooners, yachts, and rafts are ready to sparkle, sail. Read »

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Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay Guacs It Up

Morro Bay Guacs It Up

The seaside burg devotes a weekend to a piquant, perfect twosome. Read »

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay Midweek Deal

Morro Bay Midweek Deal

Several properties around the beautiful burg are offering 15-percent off on special nights. Read »

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Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay's City-Wide Yard Sale

Morro Bay's City-Wide Yard Sale

About 125 bargain-filled sales will pop up around the Pacific-pretty community. Read »

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Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Morro Bay Bird Festival

Morro Bay Bird Festival

Nature lovers will gather for three days of looking up and all around. 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.