Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Parks Say "Thank You" to Veterans

National Parks Say

The parks that charge fees will waive them in honor of Veterans Day Weekend. Read »

Thursday, Nov 11, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Veterans Honored with Mt. Tam Overlook

Veterans Honored with Mt. Tam Overlook

An overlook at the beautiful California State Park is dedicated to those who have served. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Park Entrance on Veterans Day

Free Park Entrance on Veterans Day

The National Parks honor veterans on Thursday, Nov. 11. 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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