Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Towers at Caesars Palace

New Towers at Caesars Palace

The newest Caesars Palace tower debuted earlier this year; the next is up for later in 2012. Get details. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Penguins on the Strip

Penguins on the Strip

The noble birds have been spotted in Las Vegas. Oh, and look at that: polar bears, too. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Halloween: Las Vegas Style

Halloween: Las Vegas Style

Halloween on a Monday? Get out of town and head to the desert. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Viva Las Vegas (Neon)

Viva Las Vegas (Neon)

Board the bus and make for Nevada to support MONA (and to enjoy some vintage signs, too). Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Hot Vegas Deals

Need a break from the daily grind? Escape to The Strip. See Full Gallery »

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

You and Thousands, Watching Vegas Fireworks

You and Thousands, Watching Vegas Fireworks

They're shutting down the Strip to traffic. Serious celebration time. Read »

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

The 10-Person Shower

The 10-Person Shower

Yep. That's a really big shower. Read »

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

The MGM Grand 7-Day Sale

The MGM Grand 7-Day Sale

It starts on Monday, Oct. 25, but your stay doesn't need to fall within the week's window. Read »

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The 1st Las Vegas Halloween Parade

The 1st Las Vegas Halloween Parade

C'mon. Someone -- SOMEONE -- is going as The King. Read »

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

Luck Be a Lassie Tonight

Luck Be a Lassie Tonight

Rio, Caesars, and Imperial Palace introduce new Fido-nice features. 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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