Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth Opens the Whole Mountain

Mammoth Opens the Whole Mountain

The Eastern Sierra ski destination has thrown open the doors wide. Read »

Friday, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Parent Tag Team Deal

The Parent Tag Team Deal

You and your partner both like to ski but there's a young one to care for, too. Mammoth has a suggestion for you. 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 »

Thursday, Oct 6, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy Early October, Mammoth

Happy Early October, Mammoth

The big mountain is getting a big snow. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth's 72-Hour Sale

Mammoth's 72-Hour Sale

Spring's here, so the snow'll be going. Best act fast. Read »

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

Greeting 2011 Up the Mountain

Greeting 2011 Up the Mountain

Mammoth preps to welcome 2011. Ski poles down, glass of bubbly up! Read »

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

Mammoth Opening Day

Mammoth Opening Day

You could be on skis by the weekend. 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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