Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Homes of Orange County

The Homes of Orange County

Eye structures "inspired by 20th century architects" on the Orange County Museum of Art's annual home tour. Read »

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Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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By Annalisa Guidone

Treasures at the OC Swap Meet

Treasures at the OC Swap Meet

With two million visitors per year, the Orange County Market Place at the OC Fairgrounds is one of the largest weekly events in Southern California. Read »

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Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OCMA Free Summer Sunday

OCMA Free Summer Sunday

Get to know the Orange County Museum of Art over a free Target Sunday. Read »

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Friday, May 27, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

West Coast Rockabilly Showdown

West Coast Rockabilly Showdown

Unsigned bands'll be spinning the bass in Costa Mesa. Read »

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Monday, Mar 14, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Share Our Sunshine Sweepstakes

Share Our Sunshine Sweepstakes

Anaheim/OC Visitors Bureau is celebrating 50 with prize-y Facebook giveaways. Read »

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

Orange County Restaurant Week

Orange County Restaurant Week

TAPS, Zimzala, and Crystal Jade are all on the lengthy list. 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.