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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:03 PM

Bodega Bay: Wooden Boat Challenge

Bodega Bay: Wooden Boat Challenge

How fast can a sea-worthy vessel come together? Watch and sea — er, see. Read »

Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 at 8:59 AM

Terranea: Sea Salt Conservatory Celebration

Terranea: Sea Salt Conservatory Celebration

Savor ONEHOPE wine at an unusual resort-based tasting spot, in Rancho Palos Verdes. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 9:13 PM

Tea at Hakone: Spring 2017 Opening

Tea at Hakone: Spring 2017 Opening

The every-third-Sunday ceremony takes place at the Saratoga landmark. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 9:13 PM

Outside Lands: Eager Beaver Passes

Outside Lands: Eager Beaver Passes

Doing that whole day-counting thing? August is on its way, festival fans, and you can get the jump. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Carpinteria Abloom: Field to Vase Dinner

Carpinteria Abloom: Field to Vase Dinner

The on-the-road dinner series will call upon the home of Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Read »

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Omni La Costa: Splash & Stay Package

Omni La Costa: Splash & Stay Package

Pondering some pool time? Go Carlsbad (and don't forget your swimsuit). Read »

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Winchester Mystery House: Share Your Story

Winchester Mystery House: Share Your Story

If you're a fan of the spooky San Jose landmark, and have a tale to tell, you can. Read »

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Morro Bay Favorite: City-Wide Yard Sale

Morro Bay Favorite: City-Wide Yard Sale

Loads of vintage-cool, need-this-now stuff'll be out around the water-close village. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Wowza: Pacific Grove's Magic Carpet

Wowza: Pacific Grove's Magic Carpet

The incredibly colorful flowers get to bursting around the start of April. Read »

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Now Open: Forestiere Underground Gardens

Now Open: Forestiere Underground Gardens

The Fresno wonder debuts for the warmer season. 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.