Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Star Trek" Day at the Fair: Dress Up, Get in Free

Dress up as Data, or any favorite Trek character, and skip admission. Read »

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Con: 1000+ People in "Star Trek" Costumes

Vegas Con: 1000+ People in

The big "Star Trek" convention looks to take back its title. Read »

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

William Shatner, Talking Kirk and More

William Shatner, Talking Kirk and More

The cap'n reminisces on life in and beyond the Starfleet uniform. Read »

Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Trek Con Gets Busy Way Early

Trek Con Gets Busy Way Early

It's the 45th anniversary. Big stars are due. It's in August, and fans are already signing up. 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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