Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Get Your AMGEN On

Get Your AMGEN On

The mega bike event is hitting San Francisco and LA, but lots of fans'll avoid the throngs out around California. Read »

Friday, May 20, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paso 'N Pedals

Paso 'N Pedals

The cyclists of the Amgen tour will roll in, followed by the wine barrels. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

2011 Amgen Tour of California

2011 Amgen Tour of California

The multi-stage, state-huge bicycle race gears up to push off. 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.