Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Día del Niño at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Día del Niño at Monterey Bay Aquarium

A family day filled with song, stories, and the creation of "ocean guardians." Read »

Friday, Mar 4, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Awww Dept: Penguin Chicks in Monterey

Awww Dept: Penguin Chicks in Monterey

A trio of fuzzy little birdies are now at home at the aquarium. Read »

Friday, Feb 4, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Shark Days at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shark Days at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Bat ray feedings? Oh, we're so there. 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.