Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sequoia Stars: Staring Out the Night Sky

Sequoia Stars: Staring Out the Night Sky

Stay at the Wuksachi Lodge and look up -- way, way up. Read »

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spooky Sequoias

Spooky Sequoias

Take an eerie trip to the Sequoia National Park. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sequoia Horseback Riding

Sequoia Horseback Riding

Clip-clop underneath some of the largest trees on the planet. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Earth Day in Sequoia National Park

Earth Day in Sequoia National Park

National Park Week continues, meaning free admission and lots of in-park activities. Read »

Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Sierra Tastes at the Wuksachi

High Sierra Tastes at the Wuksachi

Chef Steven Steritt is doing a local focus at the sequoia-close resort. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snowshoe by Sequoias

Snowshoe by Sequoias

It's been damp down here, which means loads of lovely snow up there. Read »

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

Fall Frolics in the Sequoias

Fall Frolics in the Sequoias

The sequoias-close Wuksachi has a fall deal on now. 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.