Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Soaking and Stargazing at Two Bunch Palms

Soaking and Stargazing at Two Bunch Palms

Stare at the night sky from one of the prettest, most relaxing spots in the desert. Read »

Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Guardian Rates" at Two Bunch Palms

The Desert Hot Springs soak-a-terium has special, shh-shh rates to fly on over for. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Two Bunch Palms Rolling Rate Sale

Two Bunch Palms Rolling Rate Sale

In short: The earlier you book, the steeper the savings. 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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