Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sign of Summer: Tioga Road Opening

A Sign of Summer: Tioga Road Opening

The highway across the Sierra has a tentative opening date. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Closing of Tioga

The Closing of Tioga

It's usually closed in the winter but it has been open, due to warm weather. But now? Snow. Read »

Friday, Jun 17, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tioga Pass to Reopen

Tioga Pass to Reopen

The work on the winter-bound stretch is wrapping, just in time for summer. 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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