Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snow, Cinema, Stars: Sundance Film Festival

Snow, Cinema, Stars: Sundance Film Festival

The starriest of the film-glam parties dons its mittens and prepares. Read »

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Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sundance Ticket Registration Opens

Sundance Ticket Registration Opens

The planet's most famous indie-flick-a-rama hits "go" on ticket registration. Read »

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Monday, Sep 19, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sundance Festival Pass Time

Sundance Festival Pass Time

Hope to have a film in play? Just want to catch some movies? Your day is nearly here. Read »

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Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sundance Tips from Sundance's Director

Sundance Tips from Sundance's Director

Festival director John Cooper offers some insights onto planning your trip. Read »

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Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hello, Fancy Heated Bubble Ski Lift Chair

Hello, Fancy Heated Bubble Ski Lift Chair

Probably this is how we should all get around, wherever we have to go. Read »

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Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Trip to Sundance Contest

Trip to Sundance Contest

Make a donation to the Institute, and be entered in a "win a trip to Park City" contest. Read »

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

Sundance Early-Booking Lodging Deal

Sundance Early-Booking Lodging Deal

There's a special going through Oct. 31. Bonus: The Sundance Institute benefits. 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.