Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Experience the Finer Things

Experience the Finer Things

With some planning, a staycation or weekend getaway can be like living the life of luxury. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Becky Stickney

December in the Desert

December in the Desert

When winter rolls around, some San Diego residents take some time to explore the desert. Read »

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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By Whitney Southwick

Dynamite Downhill Deal

Dynamite Downhill Deal

Lowest lift ticket prices since the 50s offered for one day only. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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By Becky Stickney

San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

Get your taste buds ready for Thanksgiving. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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By Becky Stickney

A Five Diamond in the Rough?

A Five Diamond in the Rough?

Yes, we're pulling out the golf puns to celebrate this honor. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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By Becky Stickney

The Carlsbad We Know and Love

Some of the best images we've received from users of Carlsbad, north of San Dieg... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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By Annalisa Guidone

Park the Car, Sail to Catalina

Park the Car, Sail to Catalina

This summer, partake in the activities of a tall ship as you sail to Catalina Island. Read »

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Point Loma Lighthouse Opens to Public

Why this is one of the few times in the year you can climb to the top of the... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Lose the Binky, Get in Free

Lose the Binky, Get in Free

Now that's what people in the biz call hooking you in. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Olive Oil in Our Backyard

Olive Oil in Our Backyard

An invite to taste samples for free? Sign us up! 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.