Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 7:54 AM
|
By Becky Stickney

8 Most Visited National Parks

The top 8 National Parks and just how long it takes to get there from here. See Full Gallery »

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 1:55 PM
|
By Britt Peterson

Ready, Set, Retreat

Ready, Set, Retreat

Revive your "chi". Visit or become a member at S.B.'s newest relaxation center. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 at 12:15 PM
|
By Britt Peterson

Bolinas on a Budget

Bolinas on a Budget

Historical artifacts and contemporary art all under one roof--and it's cheap too! Read »

Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:59 AM
|
By Britt Peterson

California Art Biennial

California Art Biennial

You can still check it out, even though it's so last year. Read »

Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 8:30 AM
|
By Britt Peterson

"O-jai" Want to Get Away

Once considered the mecca for all things artistic. Now--a temple of rest and relaxation. Read »

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

A Real Christmas Fantasy

A Real Christmas Fantasy

What's your Christmas fantasy? Read »

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

Tune Your Christmas Caroling Vocal Pipes

Tune Your Christmas Caroling Vocal Pipes

What are the holidays if not a perfect excuse to belt out your favorite holiday tunes? Read »

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

The Most Magical Place, Snow-Capped

The Most Magical Place, Snow-Capped

Share the holidays with your favorite "mousy" couple. Read »

Saturday, Nov 27, 2010 at 7:30 AM
|
By Britt Peterson

From a Vintner Holiday to a Steal of a Packaged Deal in Yosemite

From a Vintner Holiday to a Steal of a Packaged Deal in Yosemite

Learn the ways of a vintner or enjoy the perks of a wintery packaged deal. Read »

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

Ventura Ventures

Ventura Ventures

Wait., before you rule it out as a vacation destination, read on... 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.