Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taking Dad Wine Tasting

Taking Dad Wine Tasting

Does your pop know his pinots? There'll be Father's Day to-dos around Temecula. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Taste of Temecula Valley

A Taste of Temecula Valley

Several local eateries will be dishing up the goods. Oh. And a few wineries, too. Read »

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Quintet of Temecula Tours

A Quintet of Temecula Tours

The Temecula Valley Winegrowers have ideas for foodies, oenophiles, balloon buffs, and more. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World of Wine 2011

World of Wine 2011

Temecula prepares to be WoW'd over the March 5-6 weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Temecula Valley Restaurant Month

Temecula Valley Restaurant Month

Just over a dozen restaurants and wineries are participating. 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.