Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Visiting Mars in California

Visiting Mars in California

Can't make it the Red Planet? You can visit Death Valley. Read »

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Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy First Century, Langham Huntington Hotel

Happy First Century, Langham Huntington Hotel

The Pasadena landmark celebrates its first 100 years with deals, more. Read »

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Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Airy Art of California

The Airy Art of California

Pasadena and Santa Barbara pair up on a painting-pretty presentation. 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.