Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winter Deals in Big Bear

Winter Deals in Big Bear

$69 a night? That's the starting point for lift and lodging packages. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skiing at Big Bear Opens

Skiing at Big Bear Opens

Love the crisp weather? Head up the mountain for more of it. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ski Season Starts

Ski Season Starts

Gotta hit the hills? An opening day is right around the corner. Read »

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear Autumn Deals

Big Bear Autumn Deals

The leaves'll be changing up the hill soon; want to score a stay-over discount? Read »

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear's Old Miners Days

Big Bear's Old Miners Days

They're partying for several days up the mountain. One highlight? Outhouse races. Read »

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear Deal for Amgen Fans

Big Bear Deal for Amgen Fans

Cycle fans ready to see Amgen roll into Big Bear have a sweet package in store. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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By Becky Stickney

World Snowboard Day

World Snowboard Day

We're just three weeks from the official celebration. Where will you be? Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear's Own Animal-Fun "Boo"

Big Bear's Own Animal-Fun

The beasties up the mountain are prepping for Halloween. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

Choose from 110 films, and then watch 'em among the pines. Read »

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About
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.
Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

Attractions, eateries and secret spots that we won't tell the tourists about.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals -- yes, there are reasons to drive north.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LOAD THE CAR SEAT

When you have to/want to take the kids along.

Authors
ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has 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.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBCSanDiego.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 12 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.
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