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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Meet Edie, The Claremont's 'Canine Ambassador'

Meet Edie, The Claremont's 'Canine Ambassador'

A Pittsburgh celebrity makes her debut at the Berkeley landmark. Read »

Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Two Bunch Palms: Coachella Deal

Two Bunch Palms: Coachella Deal

Seek out serenity at a Desert Hot Springs gem. Read »

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Snow Summit: Kids Ski Free (But Act Fast)

Snow Summit: Kids Ski Free (But Act Fast)

The season isn't quite over yet, so make for the slopes with your tots (and save). Read »

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Mammoth Mountain: This Is April

Mammoth Mountain: This Is April

Guess what? There's (lots) more snow up the Sierras. Read »

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Alabama Hills Day: Eastern Sierra Celebration

Alabama Hills Day: Eastern Sierra Celebration

Trot your pony for Lone Pine and a party that's all about the area's fantastical hills. Read »

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 9:27 AM

100 Years: Ojai's Big Birthday

100 Years: Ojai's Big Birthday

The art-minded, Pink-Moment'd village throws a Centennial Picnic. Read »

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Mardi Gras for Mushrooms at Morgan Hill

Mardi Gras for Mushrooms at Morgan Hill

You're sweet on fungi? A May-merry weekend is in your forecast. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Lovely Lompoc: That Wildflower Moment

Lovely Lompoc: That Wildflower Moment

Road-close blossoms are putting on the petal-perfect show. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 1:09 PM

McEvoy Ranch: Alfresco Olive Oil Tastings

McEvoy Ranch: Alfresco Olive Oil Tastings

Journey to a spot near Petaluma for a dippable and delish experience. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 11:59 AM

Carlsbad Cute: Fashion, Flowers, and Fido

Carlsbad Cute: Fashion, Flowers, and Fido

Connect with furry sweethearts at the famous Flower Fields. Read »

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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.
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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.