Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Follies Kick Off New Show

Palm Springs Follies Kick Off New Show

Variety, dance, comedy? Yep, a Palm Springs favorite is back. Read »

Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Parade of Planes

Palm Springs Parade of Planes

Over 70 private airplanes are set to roll through city streets. Read »

Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Budget Go-Outs

Palm Springs Budget Go-Outs

The visitors bureau rounded up some great places to see with little dough. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elvis Tribute at the Honeymoon Hideaway

Elvis Tribute at the Honeymoon Hideaway

Singer Chris Luna will pay homage at a legendary Palm Springs abode. Read »

Sunday, Aug 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Packages for Marilyn Fans

Palm Springs Packages for Marilyn Fans

Have you seen the Forever Marilyn sculpture yet? This could be your time. Read »

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Follies' New Season

Palm Springs Follies' New Season

The box office opens at one of the desert's sparkliest shows. Read »

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Nights in Palm Springs

Free Nights in Palm Springs

If you're a heat lover, there's a sweet summer deal afoot. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

Ace Palm Springs Summer Deal

A pool, the sun, and a cool room for a hundred bucks. Anyone up for a road trip? Read »

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs

Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs

The impressively sized artwork, complete with iconic blowing skirt, debuts in Palm Springs. Read »

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Desert's Best Dining

The Desert's Best Dining

June? In Palm Springs? Put us under a mister, with a plate of something yummy, and we're in heaven. Read »

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.