Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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By Britt Peterson

California Art Biennial

California Art Biennial

You can still check it out, even though it's so last year. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Britt Peterson

Ventura Ventures

Ventura Ventures

Wait., before you rule it out as a vacation destination, read on... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Britt Peterson

A Classic's PGA "Classic"

A Classic's PGA

If not a place to celebrate the sport of golf, it's certainly a celeb hot spot--all in the name of Bob Hope. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Britt Peterson

Cast Your Vote: Mammoth Film Fest

Cast Your Vote: Mammoth Film Fest

Ski, snowboard or snow tube. It doesn't matter how you get there, just that you make it. Read »

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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By Britt Peterson

Boring Museum Exception

Boring Museum Exception

Head North for an innovative, "neo"-experience! Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Britt Peterson

Campbell's Oktoberfest Transformation

Campbell's Oktoberfest Transformation

Campbell? Munich? Trust us, you won't be able to tell the difference. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Britt Peterson

Humboldt is Being Humble

Humboldt is Being Humble

Humble about wines, that is. Read »

Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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By Brittany Peterson

Disneyland, Like You've Never Seen It

Disneyland, Like You've Never Seen It

How to be happy at the happiest place on Earth. 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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