Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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By Whitney Southwick

Dynamite Downhill Deal

Dynamite Downhill Deal

Lowest lift ticket prices since the 50s offered for one day only. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Angeles National Forest Reopens

Angeles National Forest Reopens

Just in time for a long weekend, 98,000 acres are open again. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Kentucky Derby Party

Kentucky Derby Party

It's nearly pony time, and the Athletic Club is serving classic cocktails and Derby-style dishes. Read »

Saturday, Mar 5, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Room 59 Shines at Chateau Marmont

Room 59 Shines at Chateau Marmont

Condé Nast Traveler picks a fabled room as a favorite "Room with a View." Read »

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

Sweet Rendezvous Time

Sweet Rendezvous Time

Sweetest part? "Signature morning cocktail." Read »

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

Sleep Where the Golden Globes Reign

Sleep Where the Golden Globes Reign

Eye leisure packages at a certain "Golden" inn. Read »

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

Welcoming 2011 at Shutters

Welcoming 2011 at Shutters

Swanky supper-club stylings and cinnamon ice cream, too. Happy new year indeed. Read »

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

SLS Hotel Christmas Package

SLS Hotel Christmas Package

A nearby getaway turns up the noël. Read »

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

Film Meets Four Seasons

Film Meets Four Seasons

The ArcLight has announced a Four Seasons-sweet contest for a new hotel-y film soon to open. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Eat, Drink, & Be Scary!

Eat, Drink, & Be Scary!

Aperol and apparitions reign at the Culver Hotel. 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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