Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Sale: October Flashlight Tours at the Winchester

On Sale: October Flashlight Tours at the Winchester

The San Jose manse is thinking about those eerie autumn nights. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Orchid Party: Winchester Mystery House Abloom

Orchid Party: Winchester Mystery House Abloom

The San Jose Orchid Exposition flowers at a certain famous manse. Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 6:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winchester Mystery House: Overnight Stays Ahead

Winchester Mystery House: Overnight Stays Ahead

Spending the night at the famously spooky abode is given the okay. Read »

Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flashlights and Fright: Winchester Mystery House Halloween

Flashlights and Fright: Winchester Mystery House Halloween

Point your beam toward the Winchester Mystery House, if you dare. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Winchester Friday the 13th

A Very Winchester Friday the 13th

Flashlights in the Winchester Mystery House? It must be a special day. Read »

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Halloween Calling at the Winchester

Halloween Calling at the Winchester

Hot weather? Pah. A certain San Jose house is already dreaming of cool 'n creepy October nights. 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.