Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elvis in Palm Springs: Spirit of the King

Elvis in Palm Springs: Spirit of the King

A new show salutes the icon five nights a week. Read »

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Valentine's on the Palm Springs Tram

Valentine's on the Palm Springs Tram

Sweethearts get close above Palm Springs. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Moby Visits Modernism Week

Moby Visits Modernism Week

The music-maker is set to speak at Modernism Week. Read »

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Mid-century enthusiasts prepare for their desert extravaganza. Read »

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tour de Palm Springs

Tour de Palm Springs

Brisk desert air and arid vistas combine for one smooth ride. Read »

Friday, Jan 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Half Dozen Palm Springs Film Fests

A Half Dozen Palm Springs Film Fests

January is kick-off time for the desert's most glam'd-out run. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The King's Palm Springs Birthday Party

The King's Palm Springs Birthday Party

Fans and tribute artists will raise the hunka hunka roof in Palm Springs. Read »

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dreaming of a Desert Christmas

Dreaming of a Desert Christmas

The season in Palm Springs is merry, bright, and typically full of sunshine. Read »

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Musical Reunion at Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

Musical Reunion at Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

Sinatra and Elvis, together again? Two performers pay tribute, in Palm Springs. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Desert's Wildlights

Palm Desert's Wildlights

A Palm Desert tradition turns 20, with twinkle and glow. 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.