Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Science of Sipping

The Science of Sipping

The San Francisco Cocktail Week schedule has been announced. Here are the events that tempt. Read »

Friday, Jun 24, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

41st Annual San Francisco Pride

41st Annual San Francisco Pride

Join one of the country's largest and oldest pride celebrations at the Civic Center. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WonderCon 2011

WonderCon 2011

It's the big 25th anniversary for one of the country's biggest pop-culture-a-thons. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Three California Coffee Cities

Three California Coffee Cities

A trio of Golden State cities get the caffeinated Travel + Leisure love. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Mathew Luschek

Can You Hear the Beer Calling?

Can You Hear the Beer Calling?

A great reason to head north - enough to do and drink for each day of the week. Read »

Sunday, Jan 2, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

San Francisco Tape Festival 2011

San Francisco Tape Festival 2011

An unusual musical gathering puts the emphasis on eclectic, immersive experience. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Britt Peterson

San Fran's First-Ever Motel

San Fran's First-Ever Motel

Old motel? Not so much. More like a surf-loving charmer in Ocean Beach. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cali Canine Hotels Make Top List

Cali Canine Hotels Make Top List

Find out which hotels Travel & Leisure think are the doggliest of all. 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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