Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Days During National Park Week

Free Days During National Park Week

Admission will be waived at dozens of parks across the country. Read »

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yosemite HD

Yosemite HD

It's nearly National Park Week. Here's a new time-lapse film to get you pumped for all of that free admission. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Special Offers in the National Parks

Special Offers in the National Parks

Heading out to a national park during National Park Week? Best get the info on in-park discounts. 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.