Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Stand Still, for Art's Sake, in Laguna Beach

Stand Still, for Art's Sake, in Laguna Beach

Love Pageant of the Masters? Tryouts are just ahead. Read »

Monday, Jul 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pageant of the Masters

The famous real-people-in-paintings spectacular is just a year shy of its 80th.... See Full Gallery »

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Beach Fest's 80-Day Giveaway

Laguna Beach Fest's 80-Day Giveaway

The venerable Festival of the Arts turns 80 this year. And to celebrate? They're doing a grand giveaway for fans. Read »

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Last Chance for the Pageant

Last Chance for the Pageant

Pageant of the Masters is about to end for another season. Have you gone? 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.