Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer Specials at Pebble Beach

Summer Specials at Pebble Beach

Can't make the big food and wine shindig? More pleasures await. Read »

Saturday, Mar 8, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Line-Up Revealed: Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Line-Up Revealed: Pebble Beach Food & Wine

One of the foodie calendar's chef-iest party gets bigger in year 7. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Luxe Look Back: Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance

The venerable fender fest is set to roll on Sunday, Aug. 18. See Full Gallery »

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

A cadre of acclaimed chefs make for one stunning setting. Read »

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2012

Views, hobnobbing, and some fancy plates; we're dreaming of the surf in April. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pro-Am Time in Pebble Beach

Pro-Am Time in Pebble Beach

It's the glitteriest of golf tournaments. The setting isn't too bad, either. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Package

Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Package

One of the world's most famous golf tourneys is soon to swing. You can be there. 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.