Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Nobu Hotel to Debut at Caesars Palace

Nobu Hotel to Debut at Caesars Palace

The Centurion Tower will get a grand make-over. Read »

Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

One Hotel, One Night, $13,000

One Hotel, One Night, $13,000

You also get 150 keys, so best invite 150 friends. Read »

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

13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Festival

13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Festival

If you like punk, pins, and Sin City, you're in luck. Read »

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

Sweethearts of the Strip

Sweethearts of the Strip

Not chapeling it? There are still lovey, Las-y haps. Read »

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

The 10-Person Shower

The 10-Person Shower

Yep. That's a really big shower. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Largest H&M to Open in Vegas

World's Largest H&M to Open in Vegas

Yep. The world's largest. Read »

Friday, Jul 8, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Monte Carlo's Dinnertime 3-Martini Lunch

The Monte Carlo's Dinnertime 3-Martini Lunch

A lunchtime legend pours after dark in Las Vegas. Read »

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

The MGM Grand 7-Day Sale

The MGM Grand 7-Day Sale

It starts on Monday, Oct. 25, but your stay doesn't need to fall within the week's window. Read »

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

Mandalay Bay Chef Cooks Pre-Halloween Feast

Mandalay Bay Chef Cooks Pre-Halloween Feast

Project Dinner Table, and Mandalay Bay chef Rick Moonen, head out for the orchard. Read »

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The 1st Las Vegas Halloween Parade

The 1st Las Vegas Halloween Parade

C'mon. Someone -- SOMEONE -- is going as The King. 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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