Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Finding Amour in Ojai

Finding Amour in Ojai

A treasure hunt and pastry decorating fill out a Valentine's getaway. Read »

Sunday, Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Love lavender? 'Tis the season in a certain sweet-smelling town. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Valley Inn's Serenity Season

Ojai Valley Inn's Serenity Season

Bliss out (instead of stress out) in Ojai. Read »

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

All Hallow's Eve Eve at Ojai Valley Inn

All Hallow's Eve Eve at Ojai Valley Inn

A special star is stopping by the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa for a special screening on Oct. 30. 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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