Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Haunting the Whaley House

Haunting the Whaley House

San Diego's own Whaley House is said to be haunted. Here are the house's Halloween happenings. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hotel del's Spooky Contest

Hotel del's Spooky Contest

Want to spend a Halloween weekend night at one of California's most atmospheric inns? Read »

Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Six Days, 180 Restaurants

Six Days, 180 Restaurants

In San Diego soon? Game to eat someplace new? You can, and for a song, too. Read »

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bike the Bay

Bike the Bay

Cyclists take the rare chance to ride from San Diego to Coronado. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Wants Your Con Pics

San Diego Wants Your Con Pics

Have a snapshot that kind of sums up the zany-zing of Comic-Con? A prize could be in your future. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego, Beyond the Con

San Diego, Beyond the Con

If you need a breather from the panels and booths, take a look at five other things going down around town. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kid Go-Outs Around San Diego

Kid Go-Outs Around San Diego

The summer season reaches its traditional halfway point this week. Done your Sea World thing yet? Read »

Monday, Jul 18, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zombies v. Superheroes

Zombies v. Superheroes

There's a zombie walk and a superhero pub crawl scheduled for the same night during Comic-Con. The mind reels. Read »

Friday, Jun 24, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Village's Star Rises Again

The Village's Star Rises Again

Coronado's vintage movie palace gets a second chance. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Diego Spirits Festival

San Diego Spirits Festival

It's the third go-around for this tasty brew. There's a Bartender Battle, 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.