Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Riviera's Vintage 1959 Menu

The Riviera's Vintage 1959 Menu

Love an old-school menu? So does this swanky Palm Springs property. So much so it has a special menu on for February. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Riviera's Modernism Week Deal

The Riviera's Modernism Week Deal

The mid-century hotel is doing a steep discount on the Best Available Rate. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

NYE in P.S.

NYE in P.S.

Several places are partying in 2011. Bonus: big desert skies at no cost. Read »

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

Pool Yule? Cool

Pool Yule? Cool

Splash about, then sing a carol or two. Read »

Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Riviera's New Trolley

The Riviera's New Trolley

Take a break from pool time for a zip into Palm Springs proper. 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.