Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Champagne Pong and Carnival Delights

Champagne Pong and Carnival Delights

It's three rings of grown-up debauchery, at Caesars Palace. Read »

Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Nobu Hotel to Debut at Caesars Palace

Nobu Hotel to Debut at Caesars Palace

The Centurion Tower will get a grand make-over. Read »

Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

One Hotel, One Night, $13,000

One Hotel, One Night, $13,000

You also get 150 keys, so best invite 150 friends. Read »

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

13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Festival

13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Festival

If you like punk, pins, and Sin City, you're in luck. Read »

Sunday, Feb 13, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ravella at Lake Las Vegas Debuts

Ravella at Lake Las Vegas Debuts

A 349-room property opens in the former Ritz-Carlton spot. Read »

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

Sweethearts of the Strip

Sweethearts of the Strip

Not chapeling it? There are still lovey, Las-y haps. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

72-Hour Sale at Mirage

72-Hour Sale at Mirage

Vegas and the Volcano for Valentine's? There's a deal on, but quick. Read »

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

The 10-Person Shower

The 10-Person Shower

Yep. That's a really big shower. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Largest H&M to Open in Vegas

World's Largest H&M to Open in Vegas

Yep. The world's largest. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Miss America Tradition Begins Again in Vegas

A Miss America Tradition Begins Again in Vegas

The Miss America Parade will be strutting again this winter. 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.