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Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Rare Chance: Spend the Night on the USS Iowa

Rare Chance: Spend the Night on the USS Iowa

Join a "sleepover excursion" on the San Pedro-based landmark with the LA chapter of Atlas Obscura. Read »

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Sandpiper Wallpaper: Monterey Sweet

Sandpiper Wallpaper: Monterey Sweet

The March, computer-nice gift from the Monterey Bay Aquarium depicts a serene beach scene plush with pretty pipers. Read »

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Old Sac: New 'Gold Fever!' Tours

Old Sac: New 'Gold Fever!' Tours

Play a character and dig deeply into what living in the time of the Gold Rush was like. Read »

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 3:20 PM

Underwood Farms: Spring Easter Fest

Underwood Farms: Spring Easter Fest

The Moorpark animals-and-agriculture spread will host the Easter Bunny over several days in April. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 9:10 PM

St. Patrick's Day at Skypark at Santa's Village

St. Patrick's Day at Skypark at Santa's Village

Tunes and Irish eats'll be the holiday themes at the Lake Arrowhead attraction. Read »

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 10:12 AM

Ojai Fresh: Pixie Month Specials

Ojai Fresh: Pixie Month Specials

It's downright a-peeling; enjoy the village's vivacious fruit in all of its many forms. Read »

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:07 AM

Strawberry Fest: Sweet Cooking Showdown

Strawberry Fest: Sweet Cooking Showdown

Have a zingy recipe for the Berry Blast Off Contest? Glory and prizes await. Read »

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 3:35 PM

Wildlife Learning Center: St. Patty's Party

Wildlife Learning Center: St. Patty's Party

Spend the afternoon learning about cool reptiles at the Sylmar animal preserve. Read »

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Los Olivos Adorable: Lucy & Lady

Los Olivos Adorable: Lucy & Lady

The wheat-hued Brussels Griffons are the official welcome crew at a garden decor-and-more shop. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Taste of Solvang: Wine & Beer Walk

Taste of Solvang: Wine & Beer Walk

Pastries do rule at this popular yearly event, but so do libations with local flair. 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.