Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monarch Butterflies Bid Farewell

Monarch Butterflies Bid Farewell

The Pacific Grove icons are set to flutter away for another day. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

One of our state's most famous visitors alights near Santa Cruz. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Western Monarch Day

California Western Monarch Day

Pismo Beach prepares to salute our state's flittiest February friend. Read »

Monday, Oct 3, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Welcome Back Monarchs Day

Welcome Back Monarchs Day

The winged beauties get their own bash at Natural Bridges State Park. Read »

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

Monarch Beauty in Pacific Grove

Monarch Beauty in Pacific Grove

The winged winter celebrities are being spotted. Very, very spotted. 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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