Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Monday, Mar 4, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

LA-Style Hotel Camping

LA-Style Hotel Camping

A posh fort inside your hotel room? Oh, this is happening, all right. Read »

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Monday, Oct 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Disneyland Tour (in Downtown LA)

A Disneyland Tour (in Downtown LA)

An offbeat tour finds Magic Kingdom-type influences around downtown Los Angeles. Read »

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Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

LA Free Museums Deal

LA Free Museums Deal

Heading up to Los Angeles and want culture? LA Tourism can help. Read »

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Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Battleship of Presidents" Museum

A new museum is set to open inside a WWII-era battleship in San Pedro. Read »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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By Britt Peterson

"O-jai" Want to Get Away

Once considered the mecca for all things artistic. Now--a temple of rest and relaxation. Read »

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

Tune Your Christmas Caroling Vocal Pipes

Tune Your Christmas Caroling Vocal Pipes

What are the holidays if not a perfect excuse to belt out your favorite holiday tunes? Read »

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Sunday, Nov 14, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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By Britt Peterson

You're Invited: Murder Mystery Dinner Party

You're Invited: Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Can you figure it out? Or are you, perhaps, the one to blame? Read »

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Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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By Brittany Peterson

Follow the Neon Lights

Follow the Neon Lights

Bright idea: Add some excitement to your road trip by stopping here. 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.