Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Calistoga's Winter-Nice Wine Passport

Calistoga's Winter-Nice Wine Passport

The temps are chillier in Napa Valley but the wine is ready for drinking. Read »

Saturday, Sep 1, 2012 at 9:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Valley Wine Train Night Tours

Napa Valley Wine Train Night Tours

Sundays will now be a part of the Napa Valley Wine Train's popular night winery tours. Read »

Sunday, Feb 5, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Visiting Napa's Love Lock Bridge

Visiting Napa's Love Lock Bridge

A favorite Napa Valley spot will, once again, receive its share of lovey-dovey Valentine's visitors. Read »

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

Napa Valley Wine Train Specials

Napa Valley Wine Train Specials

The famous railway has several hotel deals on. 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.