Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Jun 25, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Summer Ride 'n Dine

The Summer Ride 'n Dine

Combo tickets on the Palm Springs tram will be reduced for a two-month window. Read »

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mother's Day at the Tram

Mother's Day at the Tram

You want to give mom brunch, but your mom wants some adventure, too? Done and done. Read »

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

Valentine's Dinner Above Palm Springs

Valentine's Dinner Above Palm Springs

"The world's largest rotating tramway" is taking on the world's most famous love day. Read »

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

Dining Below, and Above, the Stars

Dining Below, and Above, the Stars

The Peaks Restaurant offers an unusual, way-up-there Palm Springs dining experience. 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.