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Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 9:36 PM

Cider Summit: Bay Area Beverage Bash

Cider Summit: Bay Area Beverage Bash

The Presidio's the place to try a line-up of deep-toned, fruit-forward brews. Read »

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Fresno County Blossom Trail

Fresno County Blossom Trail

Eye trees at their most spring-splendid. Where to go? Sanger, Reedly, and other communities around the county are putting on a marvelous March show. Read »

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 6:32 PM

Champagne on Main: Ventura Wine Walk

Champagne on Main: Ventura Wine Walk

April breezes, Saturday smiles, and lots of bubbles fill the annual outing. Read »

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Mermaid Month at Ventura Harbor Village

Mermaid Month at Ventura Harbor Village

A host of activities related to the sea-based superstars are popping up around the area. Read »

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 8:06 AM

Sweet Adoption Fair: 'Cookies and a Critter'

Sweet Adoption Fair: 'Cookies and a Critter'

Girl Scout Cookie season is winding down, but not before the Helen Woodward Animal Center hosts a cute, do-good, treat-tastic party. Read »

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 9:27 PM

After the Storm: A Big Sur 'Fun'-raiser

After the Storm: A Big Sur 'Fun'-raiser

Want to lend love and support to the community? Call upon Carmel on the last Saturday in March for an evening of spoken word, more. Read »

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 10:57 AM

Historic Hotels: 'Spectacular Spring Savings'

Historic Hotels: 'Spectacular Spring Savings'

Book a stay at The Claremont in Berkeley, La Valencia in La Jolla, or another member hotel, and save. Read »

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Island Packers: Whale-Awesome Adventures

Island Packers: Whale-Awesome Adventures

The season for Pacific Grays hasn't bid us farewell quite yet. Read »

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 6:27 PM

Mammoth Mountain: Memorial Weekend Deals

Mammoth Mountain: Memorial Weekend Deals

Mid-spring skiing is on up the mountain, as are the savings on lodging. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Fairy Tale Fun at Santa Barbara Zoo

Fairy Tale Fun at Santa Barbara Zoo

Princesses, pirates, and others will be out to "Save the Frogs." 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.