Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Freeway Closure Inspires Hotel Deals

Freeway Closure Inspires Hotel Deals

Want a getaway without getting away? Several LA and OC properties have 405-related deals on. Read »

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SLS Royal Wedding Package

SLS Royal Wedding Package

The Beverly Hills hotel is giving brides-to-be one posh experience, complete with gown fitting. Read »

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

SLS Hotel Christmas Package

SLS Hotel Christmas Package

A nearby getaway turns up the noël. 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.