Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rolling Through the West

Rolling Through the West

It's a rare chance to ride with a 20-mule team. Giddy up! Read »

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lake Cachuma Will Open to Kayaks

Lake Cachuma Will Open to Kayaks

Oh, and to canoes, too. It's a change of policy, and just in time for warmer weather. Read »

Friday, Feb 25, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Ynez Valley Free Museum Day

Santa Ynez Valley Free Museum Day

Over a half dozen institutions are waiving admission for a day. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Around in Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Around in Santa Ynez Valley

A trio of wineries are breaking out the barrels. 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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