Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Approach: The Summer County Fairs

On Approach: The Summer County Fairs

The San Diego County Fair gets set for its annual Del Mar debut. Read »

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Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

In Del Mar and Out of This World

In Del Mar and Out of This World

The San Diego County Fair is ready to open, meaning it is officially fair season around SoCal. Read »

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Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Raising a Pint for Prostates

Raising a Pint for Prostates

Headed for the San Diego Beer Festival? Lend some support to this important cause. Read »

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Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

This Week at the Fair

This Week at the Fair

We're at the halfway point of the San Diego County Fair. Read »

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Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

County Fair Time in Del Mar

County Fair Time in Del Mar

"Race to the Fair" is the 2011 theme for the San Diego County Fair. 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.