Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wraiths and Wine: A Haunted Winery Tour

Wraiths and Wine: A Haunted Winery Tour

A Temecula winemaker goes for a terrifying (and tasty) holiday twist. Read »

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Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Earth Day at South Coast Winery

Earth Day at South Coast Winery

The Blessing of the Vines is an annual tradition at the Temecula winery. Read »

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Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Blessing of the Vines

Blessing of the Vines

Join the celebratory procession at South Coast Winery. Read »

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

Bouquets (Flowers) and Bouquets (Wine)

Bouquets (Flowers) and Bouquets (Wine)

South Coast Winery hosts a Bridal Open House. 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.