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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 12:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Stripes Sensation: The Carlyle Inn

The Beverly Hills hotel debuted a bold Art Deco look this past summer. View gallery »

Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Prospector Rates Return to Furnace Creek

Prospector Rates Return to Furnace Creek

It's a Death Valley deal at two of the national park's famous properties. Read »

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hue-Filled Holidays at the Madonna Inn

Hue-Filled Holidays at the Madonna Inn

Could you stay in a very red room, then a very green room? You could. Read »

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Enchanted Tiki Room at 50

The Enchanted Tiki Room at 50

A summertime party flowers for a classic Disneyland attraction. Read »

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Nights in Palm Springs

Free Nights in Palm Springs

If you're a heat lover, there's a sweet summer deal afoot. Read »

Sunday, Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Love lavender? 'Tis the season in a certain sweet-smelling town. Read »

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Grand Del Mar's Day at the Races Deal

The Grand Del Mar's Day at the Races Deal

The swank resort has a sweet deal for pony fans. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

A pool, the sun, and a cool room for a hundred bucks. Anyone up for a road trip? Read »

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden Gate Suite

Golden Gate Suite

Bridge buffs, your perfect hotel room has arrived. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Blue Octopus Family Suite

The Blue Octopus Family Suite

A hotel room designed just for kids? It's at the Hotel del Coronado. 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.