Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Here Come the Colorful Quakies

Here Come the Colorful Quakies

If you're an aspen aficionado, best make for Tahoe lickety-split. Read »

Monday, Sep 19, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week

Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week

Headed for the lake? Tahoe's tastiest meals go prix fixe. Read »

Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sample the Sierra

Sample the Sierra

Fourteen wineries and fourteen restaurants will gather in South Tahoe. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Farm-to-Table in Tahoe City

Farm-to-Table in Tahoe City

It's a beach-close dinner to raise money for the local farmers market. Read »

Friday, Jun 17, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Notes at Lake Tahoe

High Notes at Lake Tahoe

If you like tunes, Tahoe, and not spending a ton of cash, get to know High Notes. Read »

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 7:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tahoe-Style Paddle Boarding

Tahoe-Style Paddle Boarding

The lake is called "the largest stand-up flat water paddle boad venue in the country." Read »

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Opening Day at the Lake

Opening Day at the Lake

North Tahoe is welcoming the summer season with a bevy of water-close to-dos. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Independence Day at Alpine Meadows

Independence Day at Alpine Meadows

The Lake Tahoe ski destination is going to reopen for one sparkler-happy weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skiing Goes Long at Homewood

Skiing Goes Long at Homewood

Boarding does, too. Due to a lot of snow, the slopes are staying open. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Polar Plunge 2011

Polar Plunge 2011

You, dressed in a costume, running into Lake Tahoe, for a good cause. 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.