Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Apr 4, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

El Día del Niño

El Día del Niño

It's a festive day at the Santa Barbara Zoo; the Monterey Bay Aquarium is celebrating as well. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sledding and Snow Leopards

Sledding and Snow Leopards

The Santa Barbara Zoo has an icy, animal-y fun day on. Read »

Thursday, Nov 11, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Otter Pups Debut at Santa Barbara Zoo

Otter Pups Debut at Santa Barbara Zoo

The Asian Small-Clawed Otter Pups are just eight weeks old. Read »

Saturday, Oct 23, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Boo at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Boo at the Santa Barbara Zoo

A train ride after dark, sweets, and the chance to show in costume. Good times. 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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