Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Marina Openings: Mountain Lakes Greet Spring

Marina Openings: Mountain Lakes Greet Spring

Where are you headed, water buffs? Big Bear Lake or Lake Gregory? Read »

Monday, Apr 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Steaming from Los Angeles to San Bernardino

Steaming from Los Angeles to San Bernardino

Historic train buffs get an old-timey opportunity at Railroad Days. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Train Days Whistle into Redlands

Train Days Whistle into Redlands

Rail enthusiasts turn out for two days of all things choo-choo. Read »

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Bernardino Railroad Days

San Bernardino Railroad Days

Love your vintage engines? Here's your chance to admire them from a close distance. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Bernardino County Fair

San Bernardino County Fair

Cheer on moto action, monster trucks, fried foods, and Bucky Covington, too. 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.