Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ghost Night: Lantern Tour or Historic House Visit

Ghost Night: Lantern Tour or Historic House Visit

Head for Silver City or San Diego for a different sort of October 31. Read »

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Ghostiest Towns

California's Ghostiest Towns

Silver City, Bodie, Calico: Where do you go for history and atmosphere? Read »

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Silver City Goes on a Spirited Search

Silver City Goes on a Spirited Search

Take a haunted walk through one of Kern County's most atmospheric towns. Read »

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Kern County Ghost Town

A Kern County Ghost Town

Ghost fans'll tour historic Silver City on Halloween night. Read »

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Silver City Lantern Tour

Silver City Lantern Tour

The Kern County ghost town goes looking for ghosts with lanterns in hand. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ghosty Times in Silver City

Ghosty Times in Silver City

Take a lantern-lit walk through one of Kern County's most spirited towns. 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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