Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

George in Palm Springs

George in Palm Springs

The actor will receive the Chairman Award at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Read »

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

12 Days of Christmas Palm Springs

12 Days of Christmas Palm Springs

Dip into the desert's delightful December goings-on. Read »

Friday, Sep 2, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Music Block Party, Palm Springs-Style

Music Block Party, Palm Springs-Style

A whole caboodle of bands'll be rocking out the summer at Dillon's Roadhouse. Read »

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 6:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elvis Tribute Day

Elvis Tribute Day

"All Eras of Elvis" will be celebrated. Yes! Read »

Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Desert Days at the Ace

Desert Days at the Ace

Plans didn't gel, or coalesce, or do whatever plans are supposed to? There's still hope. Read »

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Memorial Day Flower Drop

Memorial Day Flower Drop

A B-25 Mitchell will release 3,000 carnations in Palm Springs. Read »

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

Desert dining deals? Oh yeah. They're just ahead. Read »

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mother's Day at the Tram

Mother's Day at the Tram

You want to give mom brunch, but your mom wants some adventure, too? Done and done. Read »

Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elvis Honeymoon Weekend

Elvis Honeymoon Weekend

The desert-cool Elvis Honeymoon Hideout has several rockin' events on. Read »

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Drive-In Movies Go Golf Cart

Drive-In Movies Go Golf Cart

Rancho Las Palmas has a few specials on now. Just be sure to make time for a cart-close flick. 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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