Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sin City Neon-Retro Wedding

A Sin City Neon-Retro Wedding

Looking to do a Valentine's Vegas Wedding? Here's a brightly lit twist. Read »

Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Vegas Christmas

The hotels and boulevard have hung the bows and candy canes. How does the glitte... See Full Gallery »

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Sin City's Whimsical Wine Country

Are they planting vines on The Strip? Well. Sort of? Read »

Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Las Vegas Neon Museum

Las Vegas Neon Museum

The glittery lights of yesteryear will shine again this fall. Read »

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rubik's Cube U.S. Nationals

Rubik's Cube U.S. Nationals

Blindfolded? One-handed? The best of the best meet in Las Vegas. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swanky Sin City Swimming

Swanky Sin City Swimming

Looking for hot pools with excellent extras? Read on. Read »

Saturday, Jun 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City Summer Escape Packages

Sin City Summer Escape Packages

Headed for Las Vegas? Five Strip hotels are getting their discounts on for the sweltering season. Read »

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 15th, Viva Las Vegas

Happy 15th, Viva Las Vegas

Hair corsage? Check. Polka dot bikini? Got it. Smokin' hot red guitar? Already in the T-Bird's trunk. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Towers at Caesars Palace

New Towers at Caesars Palace

The newest Caesars Palace tower debuted earlier this year; the next is up for later in 2012. Get details. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Penguins on the Strip

Penguins on the Strip

The noble birds have been spotted in Las Vegas. Oh, and look at that: polar bears, too. 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.