Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ski to Half Dome (Almost)

Ski to Half Dome (Almost)

Take in magnificent views from a pair of cross-country skis. Read »

Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hikers Welcome at the Ski Hut

Hikers Welcome at the Ski Hut

More about strolling than schussing? Make for Glacier Point. Read »

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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.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals, warmer weather -- yes, there are reasons to head south.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visitng Shamu at Sea World.

BAY'S BEST

Culture, wine, boating, hiking, beachcombing, museums. You don't have to drive far to get away.