Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spring Break in Sun Diego

Spring Break in Sun Diego

It's road-trippin' time. Where are you going? Read »

Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Feeling the Season in San(ta) Diego

Feeling the Season in San(ta) Diego

The Omni San Diego is ready to send a Christmas tree to your room. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Valentine's Beer and Chocolate

Valentine's Beer and Chocolate

Unusual pairings rule the day in San Diego. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Holiday Hotel Perk: The In-Room Christmas Tree

Holiday Hotel Perk: The In-Room Christmas Tree

The Omni San Diego will deliver a fir to your floor. Read »

Friday, Apr 29, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mom Loves Baseball

Mom Loves Baseball

Your main lady loves to yell "hey batter batter"? Best treat her to a ballpark-sweet package. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Brew with a View

Brew with a View

The Omni San Diego has tapped into a great package idea. 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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