Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Sweet: Choco Lands

San Francisco Sweet: Choco Lands

Tuck those napkins in: Outside Lands announces its edible line-up. Read »

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Outside Lands: The 2014 Line-Up

Outside Lands: The 2014 Line-Up

The early August songfest hums and sings in Golden Gate Park. Read »

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Outside Lands: Food Fest Announced

Outside Lands: Food Fest Announced

The mega music party is known for its culinary spirit. Here are the details. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Outside Lands Line-Up Announced

Outside Lands Line-Up Announced

Paul McCartney and the Red Hot Chili Peppers head for Golden Gate Park. Read »

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Announced: Outside Lands 2013

Announced: Outside Lands 2013

San Francisco's mega summer concert fest gets its August dates. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Outside Lands 2012

Outside Lands 2012

Tickets are going on sale for one of our state's biggest music fests. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Inside City, Outside Lands

Inside City, Outside Lands

The mega-music-food-art-stravaganza is set to unfurl in Golden Gate Park. 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.