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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:39 PM

Phantom Evening: Silver City Ghost Town

Phantom Evening: Silver City Ghost Town

The atmospheric Kern County attraction seeks spirits on a springtime night. Read »

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 9:53 PM

Queen Mary Fourth of July: Tickets on Sale

Queen Mary Fourth of July: Tickets on Sale

Over-the-water fireworks are a shimmery staple of this festive, on-the-boat bash. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:01 PM

Big Sur Escape: Post Ranch Inn Reopens

Big Sur Escape: Post Ranch Inn Reopens

The luxe getaway isn't yet accessible by car, but there's another way into the ocean-close hotel. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Dessert Tacos: NoHo New

Dessert Tacos: NoHo New

A summer-ready treat may be found at the recently opened CREAM. Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Underwood Somis: Blueberry Picking Time

Underwood Somis: Blueberry Picking Time

The beloved berry makes its spring-ready Pick Your Own debut. Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Happy 40th, Mojave Maxine

Happy 40th, Mojave Maxine

The California desert's springtime prognosticator marks a cakeful milestone. Read »

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Town-Big Yard Sale in Los Alamos

Town-Big Yard Sale in Los Alamos

Spend the first Saturday of May looking for bargains and treasures in the wine country burg. Read »

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 7:38 AM

Pond Skim: Mammoth Spring Fling

Pond Skim: Mammoth Spring Fling

Costumed boarders'll ski from snow straight onto water at this rite of April. Read »

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:58 AM

Monterey Beer Fest's Summer of Love

Monterey Beer Fest's Summer of Love

Tunes 'n vibes'll hearken back to those fabled days of 1967. Read »

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Fishmas in Mono and Inyo Counties

Fishmas in Mono and Inyo Counties

A fresh Fishing Map will detail "top fishing destinations" around the water-fun area. 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.