Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Shichi-Go-San

Shichi-Go-San

How you can enjoy Japanese culture without hopping on a flight. Read »

Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at 5:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rappellers and Hotel Rooms

Rappellers and Hotel Rooms

Rappellers are going over the side of the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Read »

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

San Diego Monster Bash

San Diego Monster Bash

The grooving ghouls and costumed revelers will be out near the Gaslamp. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Britt Peterson

Get Bugged at the Zoo

Get Bugged at the Zoo

It's a side of the Zoo you've never seen before. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Britt Peterson

We Heart Wine and Food

We Heart Wine and Food

And who doesn't? Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Britt Peterson

Happy Hundredth to a Historical Hotel

Happy Hundredth to a Historical Hotel

When's the last time you've been to a 100th birthday bash? Read »

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Dig This Sale

Dig This Sale

Enjoy one of the prettiest spots in the county while shopping for bargains. Read »

Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

The weekends-only holiday party is on now in San Diego. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Britt Peterson

Pretty Darn Big Street Faire

Pretty Darn Big Street Faire

It's massive. So get massively excited. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Coastal Relaxation

Coastal Relaxation

Enjoy some of San Diego's finest resorts with these special deals. 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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