Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Whimsical Costumes of WonderCon

The mega pop confab is in Anaheim for another year. What are you wearing? See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

WonderCon's Anaheim Moment

We're a few weeks out from the mega pop culture confab. Have your strategy? Read »

Monday, Mar 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon 2012

WonderCon 2012

Need a taste of pop-culture-y goodness before July? Make for Anaheim. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon 2011

WonderCon 2011

It's the big 25th anniversary for one of the country's biggest pop-culture-a-thons. 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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