Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Romantic, Rustic, and Very El Capitan Canyon

Romantic, Rustic, and Very El Capitan Canyon

A cozy clutch of cabins near the coast offers some sweet Valentine's fun. Read »

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

El Capitan's New Adventure Yurts

El Capitan's New Adventure Yurts

Stress? Bah. Hurry and worry? Ha! Sleeping, not far from the beach, in a wee yurt? Sign us up. Read »

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

Leg-Abouts, Lazy Days, and Llama Love

Leg-Abouts, Lazy Days, and Llama Love

Spring nights and sweet, big-eared residents are part of an El Capitan deal. 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.