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Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Coachella Chow Down: The Eats to Expect

Coachella Chow Down: The Eats to Expect

Delish, gourmet eats, plus a nightly Outstanding in the Field happening, dot the foodie festival calendar. Read »

Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 7:25 PM

Monterey Tides 'Light My Fire' Package

Monterey Tides 'Light My Fire' Package

Enjoy a sandy bonfire with your sweetheart at your side. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Madonna Inn Peeptini: It's Back

Madonna Inn Peeptini: It's Back

Sip the pink-tastic beverage at one of the state's pinkest places. Read »

Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:38 AM

California Wines: Down to Earth Month

California Wines: Down to Earth Month

Vineyards around the Golden State are hosting some planet-minded parties in April. Read »

Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:37 AM

National Parks Week: Free Entry

National Parks Week: Free Entry

Pack your gear, your water, and your curiosity, but worry not about the admission fee to enter your favorite park. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 at 11:53 AM

Healdsburg Ambrosial: Rose Garden Time

Healdsburg Ambrosial: Rose Garden Time

The Russian River Valley destination will be abloom this April and May. Read »

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 7:59 AM

Animal Awwws: America's Family Pet Expo

Animal Awwws: America's Family Pet Expo

If you adore living with fuzzy, shell-rocking, feathery cuties, trot in the direction of Costa Mesa. Read »

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 7:48 AM

History Hoedown: Julian Gold Rush Days

History Hoedown: Julian Gold Rush Days

Prepare to shake your pan in the marvelous mountain town. Read »

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:02 PM

Mendocino County: Inaugural 'Almost Fringe' Fest

Mendocino County: Inaugural 'Almost Fringe' Fest

A goat parade is one of the highlights of the springtime lark. Read »

Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Mission Inn: Hollywood Glamour Package

Mission Inn: Hollywood Glamour Package

Prepare for "star-like pampering" at the Riverside landmark hotel. 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.