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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:59 AM

Spear Soiree: Asparagus Fest

Spear Soiree: Asparagus Fest

The oh-so-spring party is an April staple on the Stockton calendar. Read »

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 6:33 PM

Palm Springs New: La Serena Villas

Palm Springs New: La Serena Villas

The built-in-1933 property re-debuts as a new desert-cool getaway. Read »

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Base Camp: Desert Festival Glamping

Base Camp: Desert Festival Glamping

The lodging pop-up will include well-appointed tents for those attending Coachella and Stagecoach. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:47 PM

West Coast BBQ Classic: New Categories

West Coast BBQ Classic: New Categories

Bacon and sweets get starring roles at the Queen Mary mmm-mmm bash. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 12:38 PM

Daffodil Hill: Opening Date Announced

Daffodil Hill: Opening Date Announced

The Amador County destination has weathered some wintry days; now sunshine-hued blossoms are ahead. Read »

Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 at 12:04 PM

MOXI: Santa Barbara's Newest Museum

MOXI: Santa Barbara's Newest Museum

The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation makes a stylish debut. Read »

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:59 PM

Mountain Mmm: Taste of Julian 2017

Mountain Mmm: Taste of Julian 2017

Take a "self-guided culinary tour" and get to know the vittles of the historical burg. Read »

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Tomatomania! Delish Tour on the Roll

Tomatomania! Delish Tour on the Roll

It's that time of year, lycopene lovers: Get your info, your seedlings, and your heirloom love on at a location near you. Read »

Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 at 12:04 PM

Desert X: Mega Art Show

Desert X: Mega Art Show

Cruise around the Coachella Valley and see astounding installations from a host of artists. Read »

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 at 3:31 PM

Baby Giant Sea Bass: Aquarium Charmer

Baby Giant Sea Bass: Aquarium Charmer

The wee fish, which will grow quite large, is now on view in Long Beach. 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.