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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:59 PM

Wildflowers + Rails: Solano County Spring

Wildflowers + Rails: Solano County Spring

Pass by fields dotted with goldfields and sheep's sorrel, near Fairfield. Read »

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Sweet Sonoma County Farm Weekend

Sweet Sonoma County Farm Weekend

Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies returns (commence cooing). Read »

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 9:36 PM

Tasty Time: Calistoga Food and Wine Event

Tasty Time: Calistoga Food and Wine Event

Dig the wine country destination? Here's your two-day chance to get acquainted with its cuisine-and-quaff scene. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 4:42 PM

Creative at Heart: AGRO Art Contest

Creative at Heart: AGRO Art Contest

The quirky competition will happen at the annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival. Read »

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 7:24 AM

Housekeeping Camp: 2017 Opening Date

Housekeeping Camp: 2017 Opening Date

You need some Yosemite time in a traditional camp-style setting? You got it. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:46 PM

The Garland: Spring Beer & Wine Block Party

The Garland: Spring Beer & Wine Block Party

The season has sprung, and the stylish North Hollywood hotel is ready to celebrate outdoors. Read »

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 7:03 AM

Guac Delish: Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Guac Delish: Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Prepare to dip a chip — and then another, and another — at this annual alligator pear party. Read »

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Oak Glen Apple Blossom Festival

Oak Glen Apple Blossom Festival

Do you adore the community's apple-fun fall days? Here's the spring-sweet party. Read »

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 12:28 PM

Palm Springs Tram: High-Elevation Hikes

Palm Springs Tram: High-Elevation Hikes

Catch the famous ride up the mountain and then set off on your pine-pretty trek. Read »

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 10:10 AM

Laguna Niguel Mega Eggs: Spring Tradition

Laguna Niguel Mega Eggs: Spring Tradition

The hand-painted artworks will be on display at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. 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.