Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Trio of Whale Festivals

A Trio of Whale Festivals

Mendo's annual Whale Festival preps to open. And swimming right behind it? The Little River and Fort Bragg fests. Read »

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Whale Watching by Horseback

Whale Watching by Horseback

The Mendocino Whale Festival has an intriguing option for equestrians. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mendocino Whale Festival

Mendocino Whale Festival

The beautiful ocean giants are the stars, but wine-sipping is part of the ocean-close weekend. 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.

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