Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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 »

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 »

Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Discover San Diego's Neighborhoods Sweepstakes

Discover San Diego's Neighborhoods Sweepstakes

Sweet on your Little Italy and your South Park? Follow San Diego for a chance to win a night in La Jolla. Read »

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Oysterfest in San Diego

Oysterfest in San Diego

Are you joining the Shuck and Suck Competition? Read »

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 »

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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.
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