Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Air Force One Model Lands at Nixon Library

Air Force One Model Lands at Nixon Library

The 1/20 scale replica recalls the SAM 26000 that President Nixon flew to China. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Pat Nixon Rose: Presidential Petals for Your Garden

The Pat Nixon Rose: Presidential Petals for Your Garden

The Nixon Library has a special rose for garden and history buffs. Read »

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Presidents Day at the Nixon Library

Presidents Day at the Nixon Library

Enjoy cherry pie and hobnob with Lincoln and Washington. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Presidents Day at Nixon Library

Presidents Day at Nixon Library

Cherry pie, for Presidents Day? George Washington must be in the house. (And that house? The Nixon Library.) Read »

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

40th Anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy

40th Anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy

Players from that historic match will meet again at the Nixon Library and Museum. 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.