Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sea Turtle Bay to Open

Sea Turtle Bay to Open

A new SeaWorld exhibit will focus on those beshelled wonders of the deep. Read »

Sunday, Dec 19, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

The watery attraction is doing it up, from Polar Express 4-D to Christmas Tails. Read »

Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

The weekends-only holiday party is on now in San Diego. 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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